Ajinomoto Foods’ chicken fried rice products recalled
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. has recalled approximately 172,692 pounds of chicken fried rice products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic.
The not-ready-to-eat, frozen chicken fried rice items were produced from July 9, 2019 to July 11, 2019 with various packaging and best by dates.
FSIS said the products subject to recall were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas.
“The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints. The firm then notified FSIS of the issue,” FSIS said.
“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider,” the agency added.
FSIS is concerned however that some of these product may already be in consumers’ freezers.
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, the agency further said.