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P.F. Chang's Frozen Meals Recalled Over Possible Metal Shards

The company discovered the problem after getting complaints from consumers, including reports of illness

What to Know

  • The metal shards were found by an employee July 1
  • They may be in the sauce of the frozen products
  • The products were shipped to distributors and retailers in New York, among other states

Frozen packages of P.F. Chang chicken and beef are being recalled because the sauce may contain metal shards, along with other extraneous material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. 

Arkansas-based ConAgra Foods, which manufactures the frozen packages, said about 3,806 pounds of products are affected by the recall. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters in diameter and are curled, malleable and shiny; an employee saw them while dispensing sugar from a supplier to create the sauce that goes with the products July 1.

The frozen chicken and beef products were produced June 13 and June 22. The items affected by the recall include:

  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Signature Spicy Chicken.” with “Use By” date of 6/08/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Mongolian Style Beef.” with “Use By” date of 6/17/17 and case code 5006617400.

They were shipped to distributors and retail locations in New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Arkansas and Illinois.

The recall is considered a Class I recall, which signifies a serious health hazard.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions connected to the recall. Federal officials say anyone who bought the products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.  

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact 1-800-252-0634.

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