May 11, 2022 – A food company has recalled approximately 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts because the product may be undercooked.
The USDA’s Wayne Farms LLC recalled 30,285 pounds of chicken last week, but expanded the recall over the weekend. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) said.
FSIS said there have been no reports of adverse reactions to anyone consuming chicken. The problem was discovered when a customer contacted the company complaining that the chicken appeared to be undercooked.
“FSIS is concerned that certain products may be in consumer or restaurant freezers or refrigerators,” the agency said in a statement. “Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Restaurants are urged not to serve these products. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.”
Chicken packs were produced between February 9 and April 20 and shipped to distributors across the U.S. and retail locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The packages have production codes 23618, 24357, 24512, 24583 and 24957, and come with 66 different “use by” periods, from May 10, 2022 to April 4, 2023. FSIS release photo Shows packaging types and production code examples. They are not pictures of the actual box being recalled.
CDC says eat undercooked chicken Can cause food poisoning. The CDC estimates that 1 million people each year get sick from eating contaminated poultry.
Wayne Farms is headquartered in Georgia with facilities in Alabama, Arkansas and North Carolina.
FSIS said consumers with questions about the recall can contact Wayne Farms LLC spokesman Frank Singleton at 678-316-4237 or [email protected]