Illinois poultry firm recalls frozen chicken

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Humphrey’s Market, Inc. recalled approximately 2,764 lbs. of frozen, ready-to-eat and raw poultry products, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The items were produced without being inspected.

FSIS inspectors discovered the problem during a routine food safety assessment (FSA) at the plant. FSIS found that the products were produced without the benefit of inspection, proper record-keeping, and adherence to food safety and sanitation plans approved by FSIS and without correct labeling. The products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, wheat and milk, known allergens not declared on the label, the agency said.

FSIS has received no reports of illness related to consumption of the products.

The recalled chicken products were repackaged on various dates through Jan. 7, and then shipped without the required ingredient statement and other labeling features on the immediate product container, FSIS said. The repackaged products were sent to a distributor for direct home delivery in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

RTE products subject to recall include:
 • Cryovac packages of “Mesquite Chicken Breast” containing 4-oz. portions
• Cryovac packages of “Italian Chicken Breast” containing 3.5-oz. portions
• Cryovac packages of “Grilled Chicken Breast” containing 4-oz. portions
• Cryovac packages of “Italian Tomato Basil Chicken Breast” containing 4-oz. portions
• Cryovac packages of “BBQ Glazed Chicken Breast” containing 3.1-oz. portions

Raw products subject to recall include:
• Cryovac packages of “Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast” containing 5-oz. portions
• Cryovac packages of “Bacon-wrapped Turkey Breast Filet” containing 5-oz. portions

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