More than 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrées are being recalled because they may be contaminated with metal.

The products, from ConAgra Foods, were recalled on  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by the Food and Safety Inspection Service.  They were distributed to retailers throughout the Midwest, including in Illinois.

“The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products,” said the FSIS. The pieces that may be in the entrées are between 2 and 9 mm in diameter, are curled, malleable, and shiny.

The following products are part of the recall:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Click here to see the labels of the foods involved.

According to the FSIS, the issue was found on July 1 “when an establishment employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for sauce formulation during processing. The resulting sauce is a component in the frozen entrée products.”

This is considered a “Class I Recall” that carries a high health risk. The USDA defines this type of recall 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.”

If you have these products, you are urged to throw them away or return them to the place you bought them.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or illness related to eating the products. If you have concerns, contact your healthcare provider.  Any questions about the recall can be directed to 1-800-252-0634.