High Risk of Contamination from Hormel Products
By: Felix Eisner, Xiro Xone News December 8, 2016 Updated: 4:13 AM
According to the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) there is an expanded recall on National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., company. The company is recalling approximately 1,976,089 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products. The danger is categorized as high risk.
The scope of this recall expansion currently includes an array of ready-to-eat chicken products that were produced on various dates from August 20, 2016 through November 30, 2016.
The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to locations nationwide and were also sold directly to retail customers at the various businesses.
On Nov. 28, 2016, a customer complained to an establishment that sold the product that it appeared to be undercooked. Below is a list of the recalled items:
· 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020.
· 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.
· The cases containing the products subject to recall bear 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. No other Hormel product is impacted. The original problem was discovered on Nov. 14, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.