The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public notification of a recall being conducted by the Chilean Ministry of Health for chicken products after official notification from the government of Chile of the positive result for dioxin.

FSIS has determined that 188,522 lbs of chicken may be affected and 126,082 lbs is currently being held. The agency is investigating the distribution of the remaining 62,440, lbs. and verifying if additional shipments are involved. FSIS may expand the public notification and will take necessary and appropriate action after analyzing updated information received from the government of Chile.

FSIS is performing effectiveness checks in the U.S. by verifying that those companies who have received implicated product from the Chile-initiated recall have been notified and that all adulterated product is held and destroyed.

FSIS has conducted an analysis of the Chilean test results and determined that the risk to consumers is negligible. The agency continues to investigate distribution of the product and will take immediate action on new information.

FSIS is not announcing a recall at this time because the establishment most directly associated with producing the adulterated product has recalled product and USDA works with its counterparts to conduct effectiveness checks in U.S. In this case, the Chilean Ministry of Health initiated a recall of this product.