On March 14, 2008, Cagle’s Inc., a Collinsville, Alabama, company, voluntarily recalled approximately 943,000 pounds of various fresh and frozen poultry giblets and fresh carcasses with giblets inserted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the poultry may be adulterated due to improper disposition of the giblets.

The fresh and frozen poultry giblets and carcasses with giblets inserted were distributed to institutions and restaurants nationwide. Packages bearing the establishment number “P-548″ inside the USDA mark of inspection were repackaged for consumer sale and will not bear this establishment number.

The products were produced on various dates between 12/03/2007 and 03/12/2008.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 13-lb. bulk packages of “Cagle’s MRB BREADED GIZZARDS.” Product code: 49113
  • Bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN GIZZARDS.” Product codes: 61913, 61914, 61915
  • 50-lb. bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN LIVERS.” Product code: 62150
  • Bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN LIVERS.” Product codes: 62921, 62924, 62931
  • 13-lb. bulk packages of “OUR PREMIUM DELI PRE-BREADED CHICKEN LIVERS.” Product code: 12210
  • 13-lb. bulk packages of “OUR PREMIUM DELI PRE-BREADED CHICKEN GIZZARDS.” Product code: 21210
  • 40-lb. bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN HEARTS.” Product codes: 69934, 69938
  • 33-lb. bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN SKINLESS NECKS.” Product code: 63191
  • 33-lb. bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKEN SKINLESS NECKS.” Product code: 63005
  • Bulk packages of “Cagle’s FRYING CHICKENS WITH SKINLESS NECKS.” Product code: 39003

The problem was discovered through an inspection by the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). In November, 2007, the Cagle’s plant installed new evisceration sorting equipment which changed the previous practice of condemning all viscera. FSIS has been unable to confirm that the plant had properly sorted or disposed of viscera from condemned carcasses. Some of the inspected and passed products may have been commingled with viscera from condemned carcasses.

The USDA has issued a Class 1 Recall with a priority Health Risk: High for potential adverse health situation. There have been no reports of illness at this time.

Recall Release number: FSIS-RC-010-2008

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company the Executive Vice President Mark Ham at (404) 355-2820.

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