Indiana Firm Recalls Chicken Strip Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

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Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-061-2012 HEALTH RISK: LOW

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Editors Note Sep 14, 2012: The following recall was issued this evening. This notice was issued as a Class III recall earlier today. Upon further review, FSIS concluded that there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from use of the product and reissued this notice as a Class II recall.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 - Serenade Foods, Inc., a Milford, Ind., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,250 pounds of crunchy chicken strip products that may contain foreign materials, fragments of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
7.5-lb cases containing 30-oz. cartons of "Milford Valley Farms Crunchy Chicken Strips"

The cartons bear the establishment number "P-2375" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the UPC code 0-73981-32286-7. The products have a use by date of Jan. 17, 2014. The products were packaged on Jan. 17, 2012 and shipped to a distributor in Lakeland, Florida for further distribution. 

The company alerted FSIS of the problem after receiving two consumer complaints. FSIS and the firm have received no reports of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks (including at restaurants) to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Janelle Deatsman, Communications Manager, at 1-866-873-7589. 

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. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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.

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