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US: Chicken recalled for possible salmonella

The Hain Celestial Group is recalling approx. 983,700 pounds of frozen chicken entrees in commerce because they contain peanut products recalled by the Peanut Corporation of America.

The following products are subject to recall:
- 10 ounce cartons of Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai, which contains peanut sauce and peanuts as garnish. UPC code # 18687-70054, lot codes “WC7” and “WC8”
- 12 ounce bowls of Trader Ming’s Spicy Kung Pao Chicken, which contains crushed and whole peanuts as garnish. UPC code 0379526, lot codes “WC7M” and “WC8”

The shipping containers bear the establishment number “P-9744” printed on the side of the boxes.

The problem was discovered in response to the widespread recall involving all peanut products produced since 2007 by the Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, Ga. facility because they may be linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonellosis. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these frozen chicken products.

These chicken products were distributed to retail establishments throughout the US. Based on product shelf-life, these products could still be in consumers’ freezers and it is important that consumers look for and return or discard and do not eat these products if they find them, says the USDA.

Natalie Berkhout

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