Listeria fears prompt Pilgrim's Pride product recalls

by MeatPoultry Staff
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GREELEY, Colo. – Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is voluntarily recalling two products from foodservice distributors due to potential contamination from Listeria Monocytogenes. Neither product was shipped to grocery stores.

One product being recalled is 390 lbs. of Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat distributed through a foodservice distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, in 30-lb. cases. All but five cases (150 lbs.) 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 Dec. 26, 2011. The recalled item was produced in the Pilgrim's plant in Waco, Texas.

The other recall involves approximately 10,850 lbs. 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-lb. cases. The recalled product carries the item code 93804 and a code date of 1147. 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.

Pilgrim's executives said they are not aware of any illnesses or adverse reactions from eating these products.
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