2-million pounds of chicken product recalled in U.S.
By Canadian Packaging staffFood Safety General Coding & Labeling Hormel National Steak and Poultry U.S. Department of Agriculture uncder-cooked chicken recall
Under-cooked ready-to-eat chicken products spark massive recall in the U.S.
An initial chicken product recall for 17,439-pounds has been upped to 1.993-million pounds.
The chicken products from National Steak and Poultry in Owasso, Oklahoma have been recalled due to the possibility of under-cooked ready-to-eat chicken at food service locations across the U.S.
The undercooked chicken products could result in the growth of bacterial pathogens in the product, a health hazard that could cause serious health concerns, or even death.
The initial recall occurred on November 23, 2016 according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and upped on December 5, 2016 to include chicken products processed at the National Steak and Poultry plant between August 20-November 30, 2016.
The issue was first uncovered on November 14, 2016, after a food service customer complained to National Steak and Poultry about undercooked Hormel Natural Choice product.
Recalled products are:
- Five-pound bags packed two bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020;
- Five-pound bags packed two bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.
There have been no reports of illness due to consumption of the products, with no other Hormel product affected by the recall.