US-based firm Green Cuisine has recalled nearly 36,854lb of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and turkey salad products due to foreign metal contamination.

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the foreign matter could be hard silica and glass fragments.

The issue was identified by a consumer who notified the company and was reported to the FSIS Inspection Programme Personnel last week.

The company noted that the recalled ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and turkey salads were produced between 4 and 15 November with an establishment number ‘P-40299’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Products that are subject to recall include Trader Joe’s white meat chicken salad with celery, carrots and green onions, curried white chicken deli salad with toasted cashews, green onion and a bit of honey, and turkey cranberry apple salad turkey breast meat with sweet dried cranberries, tangy green apples, pecans and sage.

“The company noted that the recalled ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and turkey salads were produced between 4 and 15 November with an establishment number ‘P-40299’.”

The above-mentioned products were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Until now, FSIS has not received any reports of injury or illness due to the consumption of the recalled products.

FSIS urges consumers not to consume the above-mentioned products and return them to the place of purchase.

The recall has been classified as Class I recall by FSIS, which is termed as a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.