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ConAgra Foods recalls frozen chicken, beef products due to possible contamination

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ConAgra Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entree products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entree products.

The frozen chicken and beef entree items were produced on various dates between May 31, 2016 and June 22, 2016

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy Chicken with use by date of 6/08/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mongolian Style Beef with use by date of 6/17/17 and case code 5006617400.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mongolian Style Beef with use by date of 6/1/17 and case code 5006615800.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Beef with Broccoli with use by date of 6/4/17 and case code 5006616100.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sweet & Sour Chicken with use by date of 6/3/17 and case code 5006616000.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu General Chang’s Chicken with use by date of 6/3/17 and case code 5006616000.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles with use by date of 6/8/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles with use by date of 6/10/17 and case code 5006616700.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy Chicken with use by date of 5/26/17 and case code 5006615200.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 233" or "EST. P-115" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide.

The problem was initially discovered on July 1, 2016, when an establishment employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for sauce formulation during processing.

The resulting sauce is a component in the frozen entrée products. On July 14, 2016, ConAgra Foods was notified by the supplier of an FDA recall involving multiple production lots of sugar due to potential metal contamination.

The recall action involved additional lots of sugar potentially used in FSIS regulated products at ConAgra Foods, and resulted in this expansion of the initial recall action.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries 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.