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Pilgrim’s Pride and FSIS Issue CLASS I RECALL of Listeria Chicken Nuggets

A CLASS I Recall is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

This recall release is being reissued to expand the July 20 recall to include an undetermined amount of additional ready-to-eat chicken products.

Screen Shot 2011-07-27 at 5.12.22 AM.pngPilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Mount Pleasant, Texas, establishment, is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat chicken products by an additional 7,072 pounds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recall was issued on July 20, 2011.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 16-lb. boxes containing 8 2-lb. bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib meat”

The Chicken Breast Nugget Shaped Patties have a date code of 11531010 inkjetted on the box, best-by date “JUN 02 2012” and bear the establishment number “P-7091A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each 2-lb. bag is marked with the date code and “P-7091A.” The products were produced on June 2, 2011, and shipped to a retail chain in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.