PF Chang’s recently announced a major recall of its line of frozen food products after the subsidiary company discovered that some packages might contain metal shards.
The product recall was issued by ConAgra Foods, the Chicago-based packaged foods company that makes and sells products under several different brand names, including PF Chang’s, Marie Callender’s, Healthy Choice, Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National, Bertolli, and Orville Redenbacher.
ConAgra Foods initially called for a recall of 3,806 pounds of PF Chang’s frozen dinners because the corporation learned that the frozen food meals could expose consumers to health risks in the form of metal shards in the meal’s sauce packets. However, the recall has now been expanded to a total of more than 195,000 pounds of PF Chang’s frozen meals, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
All of the recalled meals were made over a three-week period, from May 31 to June 22, 2016.
When PF Chang’s, an extremely popular restaurant chain with restaurants throughout the country, first launched its frozen food product unit several years ago, it seemed like a surefire hit among consumers. However, it remains to be seen how the latest product recall over consumer safety and health concerns will affect PF Chang’s frozen food sales going forward.
The recall of dangerous food products is being issued voluntarily, although the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing oversight and assistance because the affected frozen food products potentially affect consumer health.
At this time, there have been no reports of consumers suffering injuries from consumption of the PF Chang’s frozen food meals. It is worth noting that ConAgra Foods could potentially be liable for consumer injuries or illnesses that are suffered as a result of consuming the recalled meals. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible that anyone who comes into contact with small pieces of metal in the PF Chang’s products could file a product liability lawsuit against the company and seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The frozen food recall does not affect the PF Chang’s line of restaurants, which are operated separately from the frozen food line.
For additional information about the recent expansion of the PF Chang’s frozen food recall, see the US News & World Report article, “PF Chang’s Frozen Meals Recalled over Metal Shards.”
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