ConAgra Foods expands voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9 mm) in the sugar used in the sauce. This voluntary action is being undertaken because of impacted sugar from a supplier.

Foodborne foreign objects that are not hard and sharp and less than or equal to 7 mm in length may cause minor injuries such as temporary reflexive choking and irritation of the gastrointestinal system. There have been no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products to date.

An initial recall was issued on July 7, 2016 after a ConAgra employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for a P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand sauce ingredient. On July 14, 2016, ConAgra Foods was notified by the supplier of additional production lots of sugar that were impacted, such that the initial recall needed to be expanded to include additional P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand meals.

Products covered by this recall were distributed in the U.S., specific product names and information are listed below. No other ConAgra Foods are impacted by this recall and these products are not served in P.F. Chang’s restaurants. Meals in P.F. Chang’s restaurants are made fresh every day and in every restaurant.

Item Description UPC MFG/Lot Code Best By Date
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Signature Spicy Chicken 22 oz 31000-67023 Original: 5006616500
Additional:
5006615200
Original: June 8, 2017
Additional: May 26, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Mongolian Style Beef 22 oz 31000-67000 Original: 5006617400
Additional:
5006615800
Original: June 17, 2017
Additional: June 1, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Beef with Broccoli 22 oz
31000-67001 5006616100 June 4, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Shrimp Lo Mein 22 oz
31000-67005 5006616700 June10, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Sweet & Sour Chicken 22 oz
31000-67006 5006616000 June 3, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
General Chang’s Chicken 22 oz
31000-67007 5006616000 June 3, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Garlic Chicken
with Dan Dan noodles 22 oz
31000-67008 5006616500 June 8, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
with Lo Mein Noodles 22 oz
31000-67010 5006616700 June 10, 2017

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and return them to the store where originally purchased. ConAgra Foods is cooperating with both the FDA and USDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-800-252-0634, open 9 am through 7 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.

Contacts:
Consumers:
Consumer Affairs hotline
1-800-252-0634

Media:
Kristine Mulford
kristine.mulford@conagrafoods.com
312-549-5522

Source: USDA

Schnucks warns customers of recalled ConAgra Foods’ select P.F. Chang’s frozen meals due to possible contamination of small metal fragments

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods has recalled select P.F. Chang’s frozen meals because the products may contain small metal fragments which could be embedded in the sauce contained in frozen meals. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries from consumption.

Schnucks customers are urged to check their freezers for:

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sweet & Sour Chicken

22 oz.

UPC: 31000-67006

Best By: 6/3/2017

 P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy Chicken

22 oz.

UPC: 31000-67023

Best by: 5/26/2017

Customers may return any unused product to their nearest Schnucks for a full refund. Those with questions should contact Con Agra Foods at 1-800-252-0634 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnuck

ConAgra Foods recalls 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters (mm) in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products.

The frozen chicken and beef entrée items were produced on various dates between May 31, 2016 and June 22, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 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.

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 with questions about the recall can contact 1-800-252-0634. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, Manager of Communications, ConAgra Foods, at (312) 549-5522.

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 l0 a.m. to 4 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.

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.

EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the July 6, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 3,806 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 191,791 pounds of product, for a total of 195,597 pounds of product. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in distribution area.

Contact:

Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

USFA FSIS: ConAgra Foods recalls frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with metal

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,806 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters (mm) in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products.

The frozen chicken and beef entrée items were produced on June 13, 2016 and June 22, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand 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 Brand Mongolian Style Beef.” with “Use By” date of 6/17/17 and case code 5006617400.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 233” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered 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.

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.

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 with questions about the recall can contact 1-800-252-0634. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, Manager of Communications, at (312) 549-5522.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.govor 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 4 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.

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.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA