The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Wayne Farms LLC is expanding its nationwide chicken recall. According to the federal agency, impacted food items may be undercooked, exposing consumers to foodborne pathogens.
The recall impacts 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast fillets with 66 different “use by” dates ranging from May 10, 2022, to April 4, 2023. Originally, Wayne Farms recalled 30,285 pounds of chicken. In order to address concerns related to the potentially undercooked items, however, the firm expanded the recall.
Chicken Recall Followed Consumer Complaint
FSIS announced that the firm learned about the issue after a customer complained that the product appeared undercooked. While neither the firm nor the health agency are aware of any illnesses associated with the recalled chicken, regulators worry that the chicken may be sitting in restaurants’ or consumers’ freezers. In order to prevent health-related issues, you should avoid consuming the recalled chicken products. Either throw away the recalled items or return them to the place of purchase.
All recalled items come with “EST. 20214” on the case and packaging. They include the 9-lb. cases containing 8 packages of 6-oz “ALL NATURAL FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST” products as well as the 9-lb. cases containing 8 packages of 6-oz “ALL NATURAL FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST,” the 6-lb. cases containing 24 individual packages of 4-oz “ALL NATURAL FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST FILLET,” and the 16-oz. zippered plastic packages containing “CHEF’S CRAFT CHICKEN BREAST FILLET” items.
You may also identify the recalled products by verifying whether the labels match the labels shared by FSIS.
Do not ignore food-related recalls when they impact items you consume or feed to your family. Undercooked food is often behind food illnesses. While most related ailments aren’t fatal to most consumers, the very young, old, and those with a compromised immune system might suffer serious adverse reactions when exposed.
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