1100 pounds of uninspected chicken on the Wegmans premises

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday the recall of approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken sold on the Wegmans food market.

The Rochester, New York-based company recalled the chicken products because they were made without government inspection.

These are the products affected by the revocation:

• Vacuum sealed package containing approximately 1 pound of “MyWegmansConnect Italian Chicken Breast Chop” with a use date of 01/24/2016.
• Vacuum sealed containers of approximately 1 pound with “MyWegmansConnect BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast Chicken Breast with Brown Sugar” dated for use on January 15, 2016.
• “Wegmans Garlic and Whole Fennel Roaster” 3-pound vacuum-sealed pack dated 1/13/2016.
• 1 pound vacuum packed with “Wokery Sherry Chicken 27482” dated January 13, 2016.

Recoverable chicken items made on January 3 have the “EST. O P-7567” trademark on the USDA mark. They were sold at Wegman stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

According to FSIS, the company changed its production hours and manufactured these products outside of authorized business hours. The FSIS inspection team discovered the problem while reviewing the company’s records.

No side effects have been reported when using these products. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recall follows food outbreaks in 2015 related to consuming blue ice, restaurant food at Chipotle Mexican Grill, and chicken salad at Costco. Together, these epidemics have sickened hundreds of patients.

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