172,692 Pounds of Chicken Fried Rice Recalled

Approximately 172,692 pounds of chicken fried rice products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The recalled chicken fried rice products were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. is recalling the following not-ready-to-eat, frozen chicken fried rice items that were produced from July 9, 2019, to July 11, 2019, with various packaging and best by dates:

54-oz. cardboard packages containing “AJINOMOTO YAKITORI CHICKEN WITH JAPANESE-STYLE FRIED RICE” with date codes “3559007, 3559008, 3559015, 3559190 and 3559191” and best by dates of “1/7/2020, 1/8/2020, 1/15/2020, 7/9/2020 and 7/10/2020.”

The problem was discovered after Ajinomoto Foods North America received consumer complaints. The firm then notified FSIS of the issue.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recalls can contact Willis Hwang, Consumer Affairs Manager, Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., at (503) 361-5003 or at [email protected].