FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Strips Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Strips Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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January 10, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, NC establishment, may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed.

The ready to eat, fully cooked, chicken breast strips items were produced and packaged on September 29, 2016 and served to consumers in December, 2016.

These items were shipped to a distributor in Cleveland, Ohio and then shipped to various restaurants in the area as part of fajita or gyro dishes.

The problem was discovered during routine testing by the establishment. To date, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria 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.

FSIS advises all consumers to reheat ready-to-eat product until steaming hot.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns should contact USDA Meat and Poultry at (888) 674-6854.