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USDA just issued urgent warning for 130,860 pounds of chicken
Finding something to cook for dinner after a long day can be a problem, even for the most avid meal preparer. Unfortunately, this sometimes daunting task has gotten much more frustrating now that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a public health alert for around 130,860 pounds of chicken due to serious health concerns. Read on to find out if you should be throwing this product out of your kitchen now. RELATED: If You Bought It From Costco, Get Rid Of It Immediately, FDA Says. Chicken can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria. On May 24, the USDA’s Food Safety and Food Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for approximately 130,680 pounds of fully cooked and frozen diced chicken due to contamination. potential by listeria monocytogenes. “The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection activities when inspection staff observed products requiring attention. [listeria monocytogenes] The contamination had been reconditioned without being annealed ”, indicates the FSIS opinion. Products subject to public health alert include 4 lb bags labeled “Fully Cooked Chicken Meat ¾ White Diced” and “Fully Cooked Chicken Meat Black / White” Diced. “White meat chicken that is the subject of the alert can be identified by establishment number P-18237, packing dates 01/25/2021 and 01/26/2021 and code 13530. The black / white meat chicken that is the subject of the alert has the establishment number P-45638, pack dates March 23 and 24 (written as “24 / March / 2021” and “23 / March / 2021” ) and code 16598. For the latest health and safety news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. The products were distributed as part of a COVID-related food program. The affected chicken , originally distributed by Houston-based Big Daddy Foods, Inc., was later supplied to food banks in Florida as part of the USDA Farmers’ Families Food Box program, a now defunct service that provided food to the The American individual is also in need of food assistance. The public health alert was distributed as part of this program between February 25, 2021 and March 1, 2021, and between March 29, 2021 and April 8, 2021. Affected chicken can cause serious illness. Listeriosis can lead to listeriosis, an infection that can cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women, as well as life-threatening infections in newborns. It is also more likely to be fatal in the elderly or immunocompromised. Symptoms of listeriosis may include “fever, muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.” The service recommends that anyone in a high-risk group who develops flu-like symptoms within two months of consuming a food that may have been contaminated with listeria to contact their doctor and provide information. on his food intake. If you have the chicken at home, throw it out now. If you have the affected chicken at home, FSIS cautions against consuming it. Instead, the products should be disposed of immediately. If you are concerned that you may have become ill from eating the chicken subject to the public health alert, contact a health care practitioner immediately. foods, FSIS recommends reheating all ready-to-eat meals until they are “steaming”. RELATED: If You Bought This Heinz Product, Throw It Out Now, USDA Says.