Half-a-Million Pounds of Precooked Chicken Recalled

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May 11, 2022 -- A nutrient institution has recalled astir 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat chickenhearted breasts due to the fact that the merchandise whitethorn beryllium undercooked.

Wayne Farms LLC recalled 30,285 pounds of chickenhearted past week but expanded the callback past weekend, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.

The FSIS said determination person been nary reports of adverse reactions from idiosyncratic consuming the chicken. The occupation was discovered erstwhile a lawsuit contacted the institution to kick that the chickenhearted appeared to beryllium undercooked.

“FSIS is acrophobic that immoderate products whitethorn beryllium successful consumers’ oregon restaurants’ freezers oregon refrigerators,” the bureau said successful a statement. “Consumers are urged not to devour these products. Restaurants are urged not to service these products. These products should beryllium thrown distant oregon returned to the spot of purchase.”

The packages of chickenhearted were produced betwixt Feb. 9 and April 20 and shipped to distributors crossed the United States and to retail locations successful North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. 

The packages carnivore the accumulation codes 23618, 24357, 24512, 24583, and 24957 and carnivore 66 antithetic “use by” dates, ranging from May 10, 2022, to April 4, 2023. FSIS released photos to amusement the kinds of packaging and examples of accumulation codes. They are not photos of the existent boxes being recalled.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Production says eating undercooked chicken tin origin nutrient poisoning. The CDC estimates 1 cardinal radical get sick annually from eating contaminated poultry.

Wayne Farms’ firm office are successful Georgia and its facilities are successful Alabama, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

The FSIS said consumers with questions astir the callback tin interaction Frank Singleton, spokesperson for Wayne Farms LLC astatine 678-316-4237 oregon [email protected]