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Mississippi company recalls more than 86 tons of food



A Mississippi company has recalled more than 86 tons of food distributed to retailers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas.

On Friday, Nov.22, , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., based in Oakland, Miss., in Yalobusha County, would recall approximately 172,692 pounds of chicken fried rice products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic.

The frozen 54-oz. packages of Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice products were produced from July 9, 2019 to July 11, 2019.

The products are being recalled after the company received consumer complaints. The firm then notified FSIS of the issue.

The company has recalled similar products in Canada twice, although it is not immediately clear if the same plant produced the Canadian products. In December 2016, the products were recalled because of the likelihood the chicken was undercooked, and in May 2016, because of possible listeria contamination.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products recalled Friday, and FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness. 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

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