ConAgra recalls 129,000 pounds of chicken because of glass, USDA says


Friday, June 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



WASHINGTON (AP) _ ConAgra Poultry Co. is recalling 129,000 pounds of chicken because it may contain glass, the Agriculture Department said Thursday.

The Athens, Ga.-based company is asking distributors in five states _ Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina _ to return 3.5- to 4-pound bags of ``Country Pride Fresh Chicken'' packages that have a sell-by date of 6-20-03, 6-21-03 or 6-22-03.

The packages are marked with an establishment code of P-177 inside the USDA inspection seal.

``Because of the potential hazard, I urge consumers who have purchased these products not to eat them but to return them to the place of purchase,'' said Dr. Garry L. McKee, administrator for USDA's food safety agency.

Also recalled were:

_40-pound cases of ``Fresh Young Chicken 8 PC WOFT/ 20 HD'' with a product code of 019434 and an establishment code P-1279 inside the USDA seal. Those were processed on June 10.

_40 lb. cases of ``Country Pride Fresh Young Chicken Whole Wings and Livers.'' They are marked with a product code of 019553 and an establishment code of P-6638 inside the USDA seal. They were processed on June 9th and 10th.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call a company hot line at 1-800-414-7500.