WASHINGTON – An unspecified amount of ready-to-eat frozen chicken, imported to the United States from Canada without the benefit of reinspection, was the subject of a public health alert being issued by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A recall was not required because the products are not available for purchase any longer.
The products were produced on April 14, 2022, and April 16, 2022, and were identified during FSIS surveillance of imports. They bear the Canadian establishment seal “913” and were shipped to Trader Joe’s stores in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. There have not been any reports of illness or health complications related to the consumption of the chicken.
The products include:
-12.5 oz tray in-box packages containing “TRADER JOES BUTTER CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with best by dates of April 14, 2023, and April 16, 2023, and lot codes “208068” and “208228.”
-8.5 oz bag in-box packages containing “TRADER JOES MINI CHICKEN TIKKA SAMOSAS” with a best by date of April 14, 2023, and lot code “208072” and “207772.”