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Class I recall; frozen stuffed chicken products; Recommend notification to Schwan's retailers within local health department jurisdiction.

From the information provided by USDA, the recalled products may have been distributed in the State of Indiana.  Detailed distribution information is not available at this time. This information is being provided in case of consumer inquiries.  In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify this office at 317-233-7360.

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Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

 

CLASS I RECALL
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
FSIS-RC-041-2008

Congressional and Public Affairs
Emily Metz (202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2008 - Barber Foods Company, a Portland, Maine, establishment, is recalling approximately 41,415 pounds of frozen stuffed chicken products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 20-ounce, cartons of "#584 SCHWAN'S STUFFED CHICKEN KIEV." Each carton contains 4 individually wrapped boneless breast units. Ink-jetted on the side of each carton is a product identification code of "T282171000," as well as a code of "21781" on each wrapper. Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 20-ounce, cartons of "#584 SCHWAN'S STUFFED CHICKEN KIEV." Each carton contains 4 individually wrapped boneless breast units. Ink-jetted on the side of each carton is a product identification code of "T281382000," as well as a code of "13882" on each wrapper. Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 20-ounce, cartons of "#584 SCHWAN'S STUFFED CHICKEN KIEV." Each carton contains 4 individually wrapped boneless breast units. Ink-jetted on the side of each carton is a product identification code of "T281541000," as well as a code of "15481" on each wrapper. Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.


The products were produced on May 17, June 2 and August 4, and were made available for catalog or internet purchase from the Schwan's Home Service, Inc. by consumers nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the Schwan's Home Service, Inc. received consumer complaints of finding pieces of rubber in the product. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall should contact company Barber Foods Company Chief Financial Officer Vicki Mann at (207) 482-5503. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Schwan's Home Service, Inc. at (888) 724-9267.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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 from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.