More than 10K Pounds of Empire Chicken Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is recalling more than 10,000 pounds of Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., products that may be contaminated with metal, according to a news release.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered earlier this month by an Empire employee.  The worker observed metal foreign material in a chicken breast while performing routine duties.
The raw chicken breast products were produced and packaged on Nov. 2, 2017.

There are currently no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products and consumers who purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Below is a list of the products subject to recall.
  • 4 to5.25-lbs. 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 to1.25-lbs. 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-lbs. 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-lbs. 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 –lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.

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