Raw Chicken Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection Recalled – USDA

by Kim Boateng Posted on July 10th, 2018

Washington, D.C., USA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Afandina Halal, a Long Island City, New York establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw poultry products that were produced, packaged and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection.

The raw chicken items were produced and packaged from May 14 through June 22, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [see our cover photo]

• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Wholesale Chicken, Boneless Leg Meat”

• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Chicken, Whole Chicken Legs”

• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Chicken, Chicken Cutlets”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-51183” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New York City.

The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel were performing inspection activities.

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.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact, Saeed Hassanein, owner of Afandina Halal at (718) 433-4402.

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. 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

This Is A Class I Recall. Health Risk: High

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

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