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Winter Gardens Quality Foods Inc. (New Oxford, PA) has recalled more than 3,700 pounds of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between January 28 and February 11, 2016.The following product is subject to recall:

PlasticsToday Staff

February 18, 2016

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Over 3,700 pounds of chicken salad recalled because of packaging defect

Winter Gardens Quality Foods Inc. (New Oxford, PA) has recalled more than 3,700 pounds of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between January 28 and February 11, 2016.

The following product is subject to recall:

10-lb. bulk plastic tubs containing “Southwest Chicken Salad” with “Use By” dates “2/18/16,” “2/19/16,” “2/23/16,” “2/25/16,” “2/26/16,” and “3/3/16.”

The products subject to recall have an establishment number “P-9815” inside the USDA mark of inspection and case code “2444.” These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania for further processing and distribution.

“The problem was discovered when the establishment was notified by its oil supplier of a packaging defect that could lead to potential plastic contamination where plastic pieces may flake or break off in the soybean salad oil used in the chicken salad,” said a statement from USDA.

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Lesli Kunkle, Technical Service, at (717) 624-6052.

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