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Cooked chicken breasts recalled for listeria contamination

According to a statement from the US Department of Agriculture, a sample of Oscar Mayer chicken breast strips tested in Georgia was contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall by Carolina Culinary Foods of West Columbia, SC, involves 52,650 pounds of fully cooked chicken breasts produced on 9 January and distributed nationwide to retailers. There have been no reported cases of illness linked to the recalled chicken, the agency said. The chicken breast recall is the fourth food recall in a week.
Fresh cantaloupe and selected jars of organic baby food were recalled late Friday, and a major recall of peanut butter was initiated late Wednesday after 300 people in 39 states were sickened. In the case of the Dole cantaloupes and peanut butter, the culprit was salmonella. Earth's Best baby food was contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism. Production and distribution of the baby food has been suspended while the FDA and the company work to determine the source of the problem.

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