Rochester, NY-based Wegman’s Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products that may have been shipped to our area. The chicken was produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Safety and Inspection Service announcement.
The chicken items were produced on Jan. 3, 2016. While the announcement did not specifically mention the Germantown store, the uninspected chicken products were distributed to stores in Maryland. The following products are subject to recall:
• Approximately 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Italian Flavored Chicken Breast Cutlet” with a use-by date of 1/24/2016.
• Approximately 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Brown Sugar Barbecue Seasoned Chicken Breast Cutlet” with a use-by date of 1/15/2016.
• 3-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Garlic & Fennel Whole Chicken Roaster” with a use-by date of 1/13/2016.
• 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wokery Sherry Chicken 27482” with use-by date of 1/13/2016.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. or P-7567” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a review of establishment records. The inspector found that the establishment changed their production schedule, producing these products outside the approved hours of operation.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, call Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-934-6267, ext. 4760.
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