Frozen chicken products recalled due to listeria concerns

Check your freezer: More than 2,000 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen chicken products have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.

Al-Safa US LLC, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has recalled 2,010 pounds of chicken products, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week.

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The recalled foods were produced in Canada on June 5 and then imported into the United States on June 13 and 21, the FSIS said.

The problem was first discovered after the FSIS conducted “routine product testing” and the results indicated that the frozen chicken product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

“Consuming food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and their newborns,” FSIS warns. “Less commonly, people outside of these risk groups are affected.”

The following products have been recalled:

  • 12.1 oz carton package containing “Al Safa Halal Charcoal Grilled Chicken Seekh Kebab Grilled, Minced, Chicken Patty Kebab” with “NOV ​​30 25” and “0605404” printed on a sticker on the outside of the package.
  • 14.11 oz carton package containing “Al Safa Halal Fully Cooked Chicken Chapli Kebab Seasoned Chicken Patty” with “NOV ​​30 25” and “0605416” printed on a sticker on the outside of the package.

The recalled “Al Safa Halal Charcoal Grilled Seekh Chicken Kebab, Chopped & Grilled, 12.1 oz” is pictured.

The products, which bear the establishment number “866” inside the Canadian inspection mark, were shipped to retail outlets across the United States, the agency said.

“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions associated with the consumption of these products,” the recall notice states. “Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare professional.”

The FSIS said it is concerned that some recalled products may be in consumers’ freezers and urged people not to eat them and to throw them out or return them to the place of purchase if they are.

This story was reported from Cincinnati.

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