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Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products Voluntarily Recalled

by 5m Editor
22 July 2011, at 1:23am

US - Pilgrim's Pride has announced the voluntary recall of ready-to-eat chicken products due to potential Listeria contamination.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced it is voluntarily recalling two products from food-service distributors due to potential contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. Neither of the products were shipped directly to grocery stores.

The first product being recalled is 390 pounds of Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat distributed through a food-service distribution centre in Columbus, Ohio, in 30-pound cases. All but five cases (150 pounds) of the product has been located and all of the restaurants that received the product have been contacted. It carries the item code 4250, a code date of 1180 and a use-by date of December 26, 2011. The recalled item was produced in the Pilgrim's plant in Waco, Texas.

The recall also involves approximately 10,850 pounds of Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Breaded White Chicken Nuggets Shaped Patties from food-service distributors in Long Valley, New Jersey; El Paso, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas, in 10-pound cases. The recalled product carries the item code 93804 and a code date of 1147. It was produced in the Pilgrim's plant in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Pilgrim's has contacted all of the distribution centres that received the recalled product.

Pilgrim's is not aware of any illnesses or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone who is concerned about an illness should contact a physician. Consumers or distributors with questions regarding the recall may contact Pilgrim's toll-free at 800-321-1470.