Dec. 5, 2016 -- An expanded recall of nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be undercooked has been announced by Oklahoma-based National Steak and Poultry, the U.S. Food & Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) says.
The initial recall announced on Nov. 23, 2016 was for 17,439 pounds of product. The expanded recall includes an additional 1,976,089 pounds of product. The recall now includes products produced between Aug. 20, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2016.
The recall is for:
- 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 recalled products have establishment number "P-6010T" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to food service locations nationwide and sold directly to consumers at the company's monthly dock sale.
The FSIS classified this recall as a high health risk because the undercooked products could contain potentially harmful bacteria. To date, there have been no confirmed reports of illnesses associated with the recalled products.
Consumers who bought the products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.