Two meat products were recalled late last week due to foreign contamination of pieces of bone and hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Perdue Foods LLC is recalling about 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with pieces of bone material, the inspection service reported May 31.
The fully cooked chicken products were produced on March 21 and were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The products in the recall are:
- 11.2-ounce trays of Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders-Gluten Free with a use by date of May 20 and UPC bar code of 072745-001437.
- 12-ounce trays of Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets-Whole Grain with a use by date of May 20 and UPC bar code of 072745-001642
- 12-ounce trays of Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Strips-Whole Grain with a use by date of May 20 and UPC bar code of 072745-002656
- 10-pound boxes each of Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat, and Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat.
The company said there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, though the problem was discovered through consumer complaints.
The products should be thrown away or returned to their place of purchase.
The inspection service also announced May 31 that Johnsonville is recalling about 95,393 pounds of ready-to-eat jalapeno cheddar smoked sausage products that may have hard green plastic.
The product comes in 14-ounce vacuum packages with a best by date of June 9. The products were packaged on March 12 and 13.
The problem was discovered through consumer complaints, according to the inspection service. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption. Consumers who have purchased the products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week also announced the recall of e-cigarette liquid whose label has incorrect information.
Drip More LP is recalling four lots of Candy King-Worms 3 mg e-liquid which were found to contain a higher concentration of nicotine than the label indicates.
The FDA said symptoms of nicotine over exposure include nausea, headaches, vomiting, rapid heart rate, pale skin, dizziness, confusion and seizures. Any accidental nicotine exposure in children could be harmful or fatal, according to the FDA.
Drip More has received no reports of illnesses or injuries to date, though some consumers have complained that the product tastes bad, bitter and/or harsh. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged not to use them and return them for a full refund or exchange.
About 7,105 units of affected product were shipped to distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers in several states, including Pennsylvania.
For lot number information, check out the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a number of recalls last week, including those that involve fire hazards.Excel is recalling its zero-turn lawn mowers because a wire tie underneath the seat could damage the fuel line. The company said no incidents have been reported.
The zero-turn mowers were sold under the brand names Hustler, FasTrak, Hustler FasTrak SDX, Big Dog Stout and BigDog Stout MP. For model numbers, check out the commission’s website at www.cpsc.gov.
The mowers were sold at authorized BigDog or Hustler dealers nationwide from June 2018 to March 2019. Consumers should stop using the mowers and contact an authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.
Target is recalling its heyday 3-foot lightning USB charging cables because the metal around the cord can become electrically charge if it contacts the USB wall charger plug prongs while charging, creating a shock and fire hazard.
Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of finger burns. The cables were sold at Target from June 2018 to January 2019. They are used to charge cellphones and other electronics that use lightning connector charging cables. Consumers should stop using the product and return the recalled cable to any Target store for a full refund.
The commission also announced the recall of two clothing items due to a violation of federal flammability standard.
Aegean Apparel is recalling its children’s pajama pants because the children’s sleepwear did not meet flammability standards. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The children’s robes and pajama pants were sold online at Aegean Apparel from November 2016 to October 2018.
Consumers should take the recalled sleepwear away from children and contact Aegean Apparel at 800-864-9403 for a full refund.
American Apparel is also recalling its children sleep sacks because the sacks failed to meet flammability standards imposed on children’s sleepwear. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves American Apparel brand Baby Rib Collection children’s sleep sacks that were sold online at American Apparel from January 2018 to January 2019.
Consumers should stop using the sleep sacks and contact American Apparel at 833-222-7760 for a full refund or replacement product of similar value.
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