Texas firm recalls uninspected products
November 11, 2013
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WASHINGTON – Fran's Fryers, a Milford, Texas, poultry production firm, is recalling approximately 251 lbs. of various raw poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Nov. 13.
The following Fran’s Fryers products are subject to recall:
• 2-lb. packages of "Boneless Dark 2# Chicken Leg Meat"
• 2-lb. and 5-lb. packages of "Chicken Breast Tenders"
• 3-lb. and 5-lb. packages of "Chicken Bone In Breast"
• 5-lb. package of "Ground Turkey 5#"
• 5-lb. packages of "Cut Up Fryer"
• 5-lb. packages of "Whole Fryers"
Each package bears the establishment number "P 20784" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Nov. 11, and shipped to retail establishments in Texas.
The problem occurred due to a miscommunication between the company and FSIS inspection program personnel assigned to the establishment regarding the need for inspection coverage on the federal holiday. The company produced product without the presence of inspection program personnel.
FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts