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Pilgrim's recalls chicken products due to potential Listeria contamination

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is voluntarily recalling two products from foodservice distributors due to potential contamination from Listeria Monocytogenes. Neither of the products were shipped directly to grocery stores.

The first product being recalled is 390 pounds of Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat distributed through a foodservice distribution center in Columbus, OH, in 30-pound cases. All but five cases (150 pounds) of the product has been located and all of the restaurants that received the product have been contacted. It carries the item code 4250, a code date of 1180 and a use-by date of December 26, 2011. The recalled item was produced in the Pilgrim's plant in Waco, Texas.

The recall also involves approximately 10,850 pounds of Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Breaded White Chicken Nuggets Shaped Patties from foodservice distributors in Long Valley, NJ; El Paso, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas, in 10-pound cases. It was produced in the Pilgrim's plant in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Pilgrim's has contacted all of the distribution centers that received the recalled product.

Source: Pilgrim's Pride

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