ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG) expanded its voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products due to potential foreign matter contamination. The company initially recalled 3,806 pounds of frozen meals on July 7.
If you recently bought P.F. Chang’s frozen chicken and beef entrée items, double-check if it is included in the expanded recall. ConAgra is now recalling 195,000 pounds of frozen meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
ConAgra initially discovered the food safety problem when an employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for a P.F. Chang’s sauce ingredient on July 1. The company first recalled P.F. Chang’s Spicy Chicken and Mongolian Beef.
On July 14, the supplier informed ConAgra regarding an FDA recall involving additional production lots of sugar due to potential metal contamination. The additional lots of sugar were potentially used in FSIS regulated products at ConAgra, thereby prompting the company to expand its initial recall.
“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,” according to the FSIS
According to the company, there have no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to the consumption of P.F. Chang’s frozen meals.
The FSIS is advising consumers who have purchased the recalled products not to eat them, throw it away, or return it to the store where they bought it originally.
Recalled P.F. Chang’s frozen products
ConAgra produced the recalled products from May 31 to June 22, 2016 and were distributed in the United States. The following are subject to recall: