Chicken Tenders Recalled Due to Possible Contamination


Nearly 2,330 pounds of chicken tender products produced by the Schreiber Processing Corp. may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded, and are thus being recalled, the USDA reported.

Label of recalled chicken tender product. Courtesy: United States Department of Agriculture

The 10-pound box of Meal Mart Battered & Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders with the item code 03-CTB and production code 0246, produced December 8th and packaged December 9th, are the affected products. They also have the establishment number P-787 on the USDA mark of inspection and were sold at retail locations in New York, New Jersey and Washington.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was made aware of the matter because of a consumer complaint.

Consumers should not eat this product if it has been purchased and are advised to throw it away or return the product to the store where it was bought.

At press time, there have been no reports of illness or injuries associated with this recall.

The last Schreiber Processing Corp. recall occurred six years ago in 2011, when 170 consumers across five states became ill with Salmonella poisoning after consuming the company’s chicken liver products.

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