Healthy Choice Recalls Chicken Meals Contaminated with Small Rocks
Conagra Brands, Inc. has issued a nationwide recall of about 130,763 pounds of Healthy Choice power bowl products over concerns that they may contain extraneous material. According to an article on Today.com, consumers reported that they found small rocks in the meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the recall on its website stating that the problem was discovered when consumers began to report they were finding small rocks in their power bowls.
Details of the Recall
Officials with Conagra Brands said they are issuing the voluntary recall of the Healthy Choice Chicken Feta & Farro Power Bowls “due to the potential presence of small rocks that likely remained from harvesting ingredients contained in the product.” The recalled products have a best-by date of Oct. 19, 2020 and the label “P115” printed next to the lot code. The products were manufactured on Jan. 23, 2020.
The power bowls were shipped to retail locations across the United States and also exported to Canada. The USDA is calling this a “high risk” recall, which means consuming the recalled products could result in serious adverse health consequences or even death. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to these tainted products, the USDA has said.
Anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness should contact their healthcare provider right away because of the coronavirus outbreak, many people are keeping their freezers full. So, it is even more important to stay informed about the latest food recalls to keep an up-to-date inventory of what’s in your refrigerator or freezer. If you have any of the recalled Healthy Choice products in your home, don’t consume them. Anyone with questions about the recall or anyone seeking a refund may contact Conagra Brands consumer care at 1-800-672-8240.
Dangers of Contaminated Food
There have been a number of recalls in recent months and years involving foreign bodies such as wood, metal and rubber in processed food products. Since food processing is extremely mechanized, it is likely that parts of machinery or even surfaces such as conveyor belts could make their way into the products. This could occur when manufacturers fail to maintain their facilities and equipment properly or when they fail to train employees about being vigilant while processing the food products.
Contaminated food has the potential to cause serious injuries, illnesses or even death. If you or a loved one has been affected by recalled or contaminated food products, you may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to help you better understand your legal rights and options.