News Release

Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class I Recall 031-2019
Health Risk: High Mar 14, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Autumn Canaday
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Productos La Aguadillana, Inc., an Aguadilla, Puerto Rico establishment, is recalling approximately 35,870 pounds of breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 27, 2019 and March 1, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 10-lb. boxes containing 47 portions of “Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Breaded Chicken Patty,” with a case code of TCE03060A, a packaging date of 03/01/2019, and an expiration date of 02/29/2020 represented on the label.
  • 10-lb. boxes containing 47 portions of “Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Breaded Chicken Patty,” with a case code of TCE03058A, a packaging date of 02/27/2019, and an expiration date of 02/27/2020 represented on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7360” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Puerto Rico. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019 after the firm received a consumer complaint from a school that received the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in school freezers. School programs that have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Luis Alvarez, president of Productos La Aguadillana, Inc., at (787) 891-5720.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

USDA Recall Classifications
Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Mar 14, 2019

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