Saffron Road Frozen Chicken Recalled for Potential Glass, Plastic in Food

Label for one of the recalled frozen chicken products. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Label for one of the recalled frozen chicken products. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Sentry Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken Entrées due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Released by Gabrielle N. Johnston, fsis.usda.gov

Sentry Foods, a Tucker, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,570  pounds of frozen chicken entrées  that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen chicken entrée items were produced and packaged on March 17, March 18, April 30, and May 13, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-oz. tray pack in box of Saffron Road “LEMONGRASS BASIL CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with a “Best By” date of “08-19-2017” and lot number 0219-00207-016.
  • 10-oz. tray pack in box of Saffron Road “LEMONGRASS BASIL CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with a “Best By” date of “10-29-2017” and lot number 0429-00258-016.
  • 10-oz. tray pack in box of Saffron Road “LEMONGRASS BASIL CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with a “Best By” date of “10-29-2017” and lot number 0429-00207-016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-19031” inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed on the side of the container.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered through consumer complaints reported to the company who then contacted FSIS. No injuries were reported with the complaints.

FSIS has received no confirmed reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

This is a “Class II” recall, which the USDA describes as: “This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact John William Morris, Assistant Vice President, at (470) 268-8440. Media with questions about the recall can contact John Conard, Director of Quality, at 470.286.8440.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1.888.674.6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached 10am-4pm (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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