Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late last week.
The frozen Chicken Breast Grilled Strips product was produced on Aug 5, 2014, and then shipped to retail warehouse locations in Washington state, as well as California, Texas and Utah.
The product being recalled is identified as 3.5-lb. plastic resealable bags containing frozen “Chicken Breast Grilled Strips.”
The affected product packaging will bear the establishment number “P-33901” as well as a Best by Date of 08-05-15.
The problem was discovered during the company’s routine in-plant inspection.
While some of the product was set aside and held, the product subject to this recall was inadvertently shipped.
To date there have been no reports received of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Teresa Lenz, Foster Farm Consumer Affairs Manager, at (800) 338-8051.