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Pilgrim’s Pride Expands Chicken Nugget Recall

Another 7,072 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets have been recalled by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

The company, based in Mount Pleasant, TX, recalled 11,240 pounds of chicken nuggets and other ready-to-eat chicken products a week ago, on July 20.

The expanded recall is for following products are subject to recall 16-pound boxes containing eight 2-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib meat.”

The Chicken Breast Nugget Shaped Patties have a date code of 11531010 inkjetted on the box, best-by date “JUN 02 2012” and bear the establishment number “P-7091A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Each 2-lb. bag is marked with the date code and “P-7091A.” The products were produced on June 2, 2011, and shipped to a retail chain in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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