Over 2,000 pounds of frozen chicken products recalled

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Approximately 2,010 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled after they were potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, federal officials say.

Canada-based Al-Safa US LLC issued the recall earlier this month for the imported chicken after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the contamination during routine product testing.

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According to the FSIS, the affected products, listed below, were produced in Canada on June 5, 2024, and entered the U.S. on June 13 and June 21. The products are labeled with establishment number 866 in the Canadian mark of inspection and were shipped to retailers nationwide:

12.1-oz. cardboard box package containing “Al Safa Halal Charcoal Grilled Chicken Seekh Kebab Grilled, Minced, Chicken Patty Kebab” with “NOV 30 25” and “0605404” printed on a sticker on the outside of the package. 14.11-oz. cardboard box package containing “Al Safa Halal Fully Cooked Chicken Chapli Kebab Seasoned Chicken Patty” with “NOV 30 25” and “0605416” printed on a sticker on the outside of the package.

The FSIS provided the below packaging of the recalled products:

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or reactions related to the consumption of these products at this time.

Infection with Listeria monocytogenes can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting, aches, fever and diarrhea. The bacteria has the potential to spread to the nervous system, including the brain, which can result in meningitis or other potentially fatal illnesses. The infection also poses a high risk for pregnancies, as it can result in miscarriage.

The USDA says that children, older adults and immunocompromised individuals are more vulnerable to infection.

If you have any of the recalled chicken products, the FSIS says you should not consume them. Instead, throw them away or return them to the store. You can also contact Marwan Mahaboob Basha, Al-Safa US LLC, at 800-268-8174.

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