On Sunday, December 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that almost two million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken were recalled. Following a complaint about seemingly undercooked chicken, National Steak & Poultry, an Oklahoma-based business, recalled products distributed to food service locations nationwide.
This recall was an expansion on an earlier reclamation that was enacted on November 23, for 17,439 pounds. Currently, 1,993,528 pounds of product are being recalled.
The recall includes a variety of ready-to-eat chicken products that were produced on various dates from August 20, 2016 through November 30, 2016 and were sold to food service locations around the country as well as directly to retail consumers at the establishments’ monthly dock sale.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects or illnesses due to consumption of any of the recalled products. However, customers are still being encouraged by the USDA to throw away or return the national Steak & Poultry chicken products that they recently purchased. All affected products are labeled “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
A full list of the products effected in the recall is available online. Some of the undercooked product is marketed under brands like Hormel, Shaker Valley Foods, and Orion Foods. Others are simply wholesale under the National Steak & Poultry (NSP) name.