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Chicken Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

A Raeford, NC-based company is recalling approximately 4,140 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. 

According to the recall news release, a customer’s laboratory sample of House of Raeford Farms chicken breasts tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. 

FSIS said it has received no reports of illness.

 The recall is of 18 to 22-lb boxes containing two 9- to 11-lb. “BONELESS OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST.” The recalled products bear the establishment number P-239A inside the USDA mark of inspection along with the product code of 94268 and a package date of 1270 (Sept. 27, 2011). 

The products were shipped to delicatessens and food service institutions for further processing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

For more information contact the company’s manager, corporate communications, Dave Witter at 910-289-6895. 

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