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Nationwide Recall on Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breasts

On Monday, the The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a recall of approximately 42,147 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products by "Chef's Line All Natural Fire Grilled Chicken Breast."  They say these products may contain under-cooked chicken, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

Here are the specific products affected by the recall:

  • 9-lb. foodservice cases containing 8 poly film packages of “CHEF’S LINE ALL NATURAL FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST” with product code 22586, produced on 04/07/17, and Best by date 06/14/17.
  • 9-lb. foodservice cases containing 8 poly film packages of “saladworks FULLY COOKED FLAME GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS” with product code 22500, produced on 03/29/17 and Use by date 06/05/17.

NOTE: The affected products also have the number “P-45411” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The issue was first discovered when customers complained that the products appeared undercooked. But luckily, there have been no confirmed reports of illness or negative reactions to the chicken yet. Regardless, the USDA urges anyone who has purchased one of these products not to eat them. They recommend throwing away the products or returning them to the store where they were purchased.

Read more details about the recall here.


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