Pilgram’s Pride Corporation, a Texas company, is expanding a recall of ready-to-eat chicken products for possibile contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The company initially recalled 11,240 pounds of chicken products and has expanded the recall to include an additional 7,072 pounds.
The products being recalled include: 10 lb. boxes that contain 2 5-pound bags of “Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Breaded White Chicken Nugget Shaped Patties;” 30 lb. boxes that contain 6 5-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat;” 16 lb. boxes containing 8 2-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib Meat.”
These products have been shipped to Texas and New Jersey for further distribution and to retail chain stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Foods contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis if consumed. Listeriosis can cause fever, headache, stiff neck, as well as nausea and can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women and sometimes fatal infections in those who have a compromised immune system, like infants, the elderly, and people with HIV or those undergoing chemotherapy.
Visit the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service site for more information on this recall and Listeria monocytogenes, and listeriosis.
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