Foreign matter leads to recall of imported chicken

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Maxi Canada of Quebec, Canada launched a recall of 103,752 lbs. of Yummy brand chicken nuggets.
Maxi Canada launched a recall of chicken nugget products.

WASHINGTON – Maxi Canada Inc., a Canadian supplier of processed chicken products, launched a recall of 103,752 lbs. of chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall, which affects products exported to the United States.

A US consumer uncovered the problem and complained to the company, FSIS said. Maxi Canada initiated the recall on March 5, and the CFIA notified FSIS. There have been no reports of adverse reactions or injuries as a result of consumption of the affected products, FSIS added.

The chicken nuggets were produce in July 2015 and imported to the US between July 30, 2015, and March 5. The affected items include 38-oz. (2.975-lb.) boxes of Yummy brand fully cooked “CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS | 100% All Natural* | Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Patty Fritters with rib meat PRODUCT OF CANADA” with a BEST IF USED BY date of 07/17/17.

FSIS said the products bear establishment number “Canada Est. 348” and UPC number 064563225782. The chicken nuggets were shipped to US retail locations nationwide and can be found at retailers such as Kroger, Walmart and Safeway. 

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