Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) today announced that it is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

A sample of the products analyzed by a customer of the Company and the USDA was found to contain foreign material. As a precautionary measure, the Company has voluntarily recalled approximately 551,090 pounds of product.

None of the products that are the subject of this recall were shipped to grocery stores or packed directly for consumers. The product included ice packed chicken products sold to three customers who use the products for additional processing into further processed chicken products. The Company has identified all of the products and notified its customers to place the products on hold, return them to the Company and further execute the recall of these products.

The products involved in the recall were produced at the Hazlehurst, Mississippi, plant on September 17 and 18, 2015. The Company is aware of no injuries or adverse reaction caused as a result of consuming this product.

If any customer of the Company or consumers have any questions regarding this recall, they should call the Company at 1-800-844-4030.

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.

This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions about future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the views, beliefs, projections and estimates expressed in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to those discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2014.

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