The Kapolei, Hawaii-based firm's distributor discovered the problem during shipment. Boxes of product were swollen with gases from the bagged chicken, an indication the product may have experienced temperature abuse during storage before distribution, FSIS said. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions associated with the product.
Products subject to the recall include 10-lb. cardboard boxes, containing four individual Cryovac sealed packages of May’s Hawaii “Hawaiian Style, Boneless and Skinless Teriyaki Chicken Thighs.”
The chicken was produced on Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 and later distributed for retail sale in the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai and to a nearby military commissary. The packages bear the establishment number “EST. P-11077” in the USDA mark of inspection on the package.