Foster Farms recalls 1,223 cases of chicken due to Listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Foster Farms product involved in the recall
Foster Farms product involved in the recall

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Foster Farms is recalling almost 40,000 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) said the 39,747 pounds worth of chicken breast grilled strips were produced on August 5 and shipped to retail warehouses in California, Texas, Utah, and Washington State.

The problem was discovered during the company’s routine in-plant inspection. While some of it was set aside and held, the product subject to this recall was inadvertently shipped.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with the products.

The recall involves 3.25 pound packages of retail Frozen Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips produced in Farmerville, Louisiana, and distributed to Costco (Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, California and Hawaii) and Stater Brothers (California).

Foster Farms had been involved in an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg declared over in August​ which sickened 634 people from 29 states and Puerto Rico from March 1, 2013 and July 11, 2014.

In a separate incident, Caviness Beef Packers is recalling 23,100 pounds of Beef Trimmings products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Beef trimming products were produced on August 14 and August 20 and shipped to fast food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas.

Products subject to recall are lots that tested negative, however were produced consecutive to the positive lots and were subsequently processed into raw ground products and distributed to retailers.  

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