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1.9 Million Pounds of Chicken Currently Recalled

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National Steak and Poultry has recalled nearly 2 million pounds of cooked chicken products. Since the items are marketed as “ready-to-eat,” they don’t require that consumers fully cook the food, but unfortunately, these items were not cooked properly before packaging. Due to the lack of high heat, the products may contain “bacteria that can lead to gastrointestinal illness,” according to CNN.

If this recall sounds familiar it’s probably because it began in late November with the recall of 18,000 products, but now it’s been expanded to 1,993,528 pounds of meat.

Today.com highlighted the following recalled items from Hormel: “Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat, Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added.” CNN added that customers should look out for a “P-6010T” inspection mark from the USDA on chicken they bought from August 20th to November 30th this year.


The full initial list of recalled products can be found here. So far, there are no confirmed illnesses relating to this recall, but there’s still a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the USDA.