More than 2 million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states over fears of contamination with foreign matter such as metal, federal health officials said.
Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalled the items produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 this year.
They are 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products, including ready-to-cook chicken whole legs, boneless skinless chicken, halal chicken leg quarters, and chicken tenderloins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday (pdf).
The products subject to recall have an establishment number “P-1949,” “P-486” or “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
Those who’ve purchased the products are urged to throw them away or return them to the store.
Vegetable Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns
The Mann Packaging Co. is voluntarily recalling more than 100 vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada for possible listeria contamination.
The recall is in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes.
The packages have a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of Oct. 11, 2019 to Nov. 16, 2019. The packaged vegetables were sold under a variety of brand names, including Mann’s, HEB, Del Monte, Hungryroot, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco, and Trader Joe’s.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products to date, according to the company.
Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacteria that can cause listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause fevers, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in healthy individuals.
However, the infection can be fatal for some people. Pregnant women and their newborns, adults over the age of 65, and people with weakened immune systems are the most at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An estimated 1,600 people are infected by listeriosis every year and approximately 260 die, according to the CDC.
Mann Packaging says customers should throw out any affected products. If customers have any questions, they should call the company at 1-844-927-0707 or email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.