Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class II Recall018-2016
Health Risk: LowFeb 16, 2016
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 – Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,710 pounds of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between January 28 and February 11, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]
• 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 bear 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.
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.
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Lesli Kunkle, Technical Service, at (717) 624-6052. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dave Collado, HR Manager, at (717) 624-6058.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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:

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit:

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.