Wayne Farms LLC launched a recall of 12,610 lbs. of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a processing defect, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. As a result of the processing defect, bacterial pathogens may be in the products.
A customer complaint that the product looked undercooked revealed the problem, FSIS said. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or injury due to consumption of the products.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken bites were packaged on Dec. 1, 13 and 30, 2016. Products subject to the recall include cases of two clear plastic 5-lb. bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites.”
The products bear establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS said the chicken bites were shipped to Food Lion stores in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Wayne Farms, headquartered in Oakwood, GA, is a major producer of marinated, breaded, cooked and individually frozen products for a variety of customers under the Wayne Farms, Dutch Quality House and Chef's Craft labels. The company's website says it is a leading and innovative supplier of poultry in the foodservice industry, from restaurants, delis, supermarkets and c-stores.