Wayne Farms has recalled over two tons of undercooked chicken products as they are possibly contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria.
The Georgia company manufactured many grilled chicken breast fillets between the 1st and 29th of August. The chicken products were distributed to several markets in North Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, and Florida.
The contamination was found during a standard inspection as the Wayne Farms officials discovered that the chicken had been undercooked.
Based on the company’s recall notice, “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.”
Fortunately, no cases have been reported yet, but Wayne Farms and the public health officials will double their efforts until the end of the recall. The establishment number of the recalled undercooked chicken products is “P-45411” or “EST. 45411.”
Also, consumers can identify the chicken cases by the label “Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets” (case code: 22121), and “Fully Cooked Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets” (case code: 22423).
Public health officials and Wayne Farms are concerned about the undercooked chicken products because they might contain bacterial pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella.
People who get infected with Listeria might experience flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, muscle, aches, and fever. The condition is called listeriosis, and it can sometimes attack the patient’s nervous system leading to confusion, neck stiffness, headache, and convulsions.
Those most at risk are seniors, children, pregnant women, and people with weak immune system. In pregnant women, this infection may lead to stillbirth and premature delivery.
On the other hand, in people who contract Salmonella, the common symptoms are headaches, chills, fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and nausea. Also, some patients might experience blood in their stool.
That is why public health experts strongly advise consumers to cook food thoroughly. Listeria may also be found in frozen fruits, veggies, and other products because these bacteria can survive at freezing temperatures.
Therefore, thawing frozen food in the microwaves is the worst idea because the heat produced by this device is uneven.
For additional information and other questions, customers can call to 800-241-3110 where a company’s representative will provide them with other details related to the chicken products’ recall.
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