Queens Meat Wholesaler Recalls Raw Chicken
A Queens meat wholesaler has issued a recall of its some of its raw chicken after the USDA said the meat had not had a federal inspection.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Long Island City business Afandina Halal would be recalling an undetermined amount of chicken. Afandina Halal’s meat is sold all over New York City.
The packaging dates that are being recalled are May 14 through June 22.
The USDA has listed the recall as Class I, which means there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product could cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. However, there have been no adverse reactions to the meat reported thus far, the USDA said.
The USDA urges anyone who bought the following to throw it away or return it:
• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Wholesale Chicken, Boneless Leg Meat”
• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Chicken, Whole Chicken Legs”
• 40-lb. bulk boxes containing “Afandina, Halal Chicken, Chicken Cutlets”
The above products have the establishment number “P-51183” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The company said on its website that it was established in 2011 and sells Halal meat.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Saeed Hassanein, the owner of Afandina Halal, at (718) 433-4402.
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 10 a.m. to 6 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: fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.