ConAgra recalls frozen entrees

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – ConAgra Foods announced a recall of approximately 3,806 lbs. of frozen chicken and beef entrees that may be contaminated with metal, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. The items were produced at the company’s Russellville, Arkansas plant.

A plant employee discovered the problem on July 1, FSIS said. The employee saw metal fragments while dispensing sugar into a sauce formulation during processing. The sauce is a component of the entrees.

The affected frozen chicken and beef entrée items were produced on June 13 and June 22, FSIS said. Products subject to recall include:

  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Signature Spicy Chicken.” with “Use By” date of 6/08/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Mongolian Style Beef.” with “Use By” date of 6/17/17 and case code 5006617400.

The affected products bear establishment number “EST. 233” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The frozen dinners were shipped to distributors and retail stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin.

There have been no confirmed reports of reactions or injuries due to consumption of the products.

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