May 25, 2018

KJ Foods Recalls Sweet & Sour Chicken for Incorrect Cooking Instructions

KJ Foods in Canada is recalling KJ brand Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice and Sesame Chicken with Rice because the packages have incorrect cooking instructions. The recall notice states that “products  may contain harmful bacteria that may not be eliminated by following the cooking instructions on the label.” No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. Consumers should not consume these recalled products.

The products were sold in Ontario at the retail level. They include Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice in 450 gram packages, with UPC number 6 28568 61004 4. Also recalled is Sesame Chicken with Rice in 450 gram packages, with UPC number 6 28568 61002 0. All units sold up to and including February 7, 2018 are recalled.

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting an investigation that may lead to a recall of other products. The CFIA is also verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

If you bought either of these products, don’t eat them, even if you do heat the food. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

The notice does not state which harmful bacteria may be present in the product, but chicken often does contain Salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. These bacteria are not destroyed if the product is heated to a temperature lower than 165°F. Check to see if you have either of these recalled products in your home.

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice Recall

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