National Steak and Poultry massively increased its Nov. 23 recall today to include a total of 1.9 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, or almost 992 tons of product.
The addition of more products and production dates added 1,976,089 pounds to the initial recall of 17,439 pounds.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled for possible undercooking, which might have allowed bacterial pathogens to survive in the product.
The expanded recall now includes a variety of ready-to-eat chicken products that were produced on various dates from Aug. 20 through Nov. 30. A list of the additional products subject to recall is listed here.
The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and were sold directly to retail consumers at the establishments’ monthly dock sale.
The basis for recalling additional product was discovered on Nov. 28 when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.
Below are the details of the originally recalled product:
- On November 23, 2016 – National Steak and Poultry recalled approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products produced Oct. 4, 2016. The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020.
- 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.
- The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and should not be in consumers’ possession. No other Hormel product is impacted. The original problem was discovered on Nov. 14, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects or illnesses due to consumption of any of the recalled products. Anyone concerned about a health effect should contact a healthcare provider.
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.
Located in Owasso, OK, National Steak and Poultry is remembered for its Christmas 2009 recall of 240,000 beef steaks for E coli O157:H7 contamination, which led FSIS to impose rules on blade-tenderization.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.