Nearly 11,000 lbs of chicken recalled over metal risk

Nearly 11,000 lbs of chicken recalled over metal risk

(WWBT) - Nearly 11,000 pounds of chicken breasts products are being recalled because they could contain metal fragments.

The nationwide recall includes Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. products sold at numerous stores including Costco, Trader Joe's and Wegman's.

The issue was discovered on Nov. 2 when an employee at the facility noticed metal material in a chicken breast. 10,839 pounds of chicken are included in the recall. It was posted Thursday on the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

So far, there have been no reports of metal in any of the products, but consumers are asked to throw out or return the chicken immediately.

The recalled chicken has the establishment number "P-1015" inside the USDA mark of inspection on their labels. Other identifying information on packaging includes:

  • 4- to 5.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 46375 and “Sell By” date 11/14/17
  • 1- to 1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7488 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17
  • 2.5-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7598 and “Sell By” date11/16/17
  • 1- to1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 92615 and “Sell By” date 11/17/17
  • 1- to 1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Empire Kosher toll free line at 800-570-5718.

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