Frozen chicken products recalled over listeria concerns


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Updated  July 10, 2024 7:39am CDT

What to know about listeria

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Listeriosis is an infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

Al-Safa US LLC, located in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada, 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 food was produced in Canada on June 5 and later imported to the U.S. on June 13 and June 21, the FSIS said.

The issue was first discovered after FSIS performed "routine product testing" and results indicated that the frozen chicken product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The following products have been recalled:

  • 12.1-oz. cardboard box 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. cardboard box 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 12.1-oz. "Al Safa Halal Charcoal Grilled Chicken Seekh Kebab Grilled, Minced, Chicken Patty Kebab" is pictured.

The products, which bear establishment number "866" inside the Canadian mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations across the U.S., the agency said. 

"There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products," the recall notice states. "Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider."

The FSIS said it’s concerned that some recalled product may be in consumers’ freezers and urged people to not eat it and throw it away or return to the place of purchase, if so.

This story was reported from Cincinnati.

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