Following a customer complaint, National Steak and Poultry late Wednesday recalled about 17,500 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible undercooking.
Undercooking can allow the survival of bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
“The problem was discovered on Nov. 14 when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked. No confirmed reports of adverse health effects or illnesses due to consumption of these products have yet to received. Anyone concerned about a health effect should contact a healthcare provider,” according to the recall notice.
The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced Oct. 4. The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. People can identify the recalled products with the following label information:
- 5-pound bags, packed two bags per case, labeled “ Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with lot code number 100416 and case code number 70020.
- 5-pound bags, packed two bags per case, labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with lot code number 100416 and case code number 702113.
The cases have the establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and should not be in consumers’ possession.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.
For details on a previous recall by National Steak and Poultry, please see:
“Letter From the Editor: Mechanically Tenderized Steaks”