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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public alert to products of ready-to-eat chicken salad sold under the Trader Joe’s brand.
The alert is because the product may be contaminated with hard plastic parts. The salad is subject to withdrawal. Although there is concern that consumers have the chicken product in their homes since it has an expiration date until March 12.
FSIS warns consumers not to eat this salad. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Chicken salads subject to alert are 12-ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Crunchy Slaw with chicken, crispy noodles and peanut dressing. They were manufactured on March 3, 4, 5 and 6. They have an expiration date of 03/09/22, 03/10/22, 03/11/22, or 03/12/22.
The products bear the establishment number “P-6247” within the USDA mark of inspection. ANDThese items were shipped to retail stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
“The problem was discovered when an FSIS-inspected establishment received notification from its salad dressing supplier that salad dressing, which is regulated by the FDA, may contain hard plastic,” according to the alert shared by the USDA. “The establishment then notified FSIS of the problem. FSIS and FDA are coordinating on this issue.
So far there are no reports of confirmed cases of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the chicken salads subject to recall.
Alert for beef jerky possibly contaminated with Listeria
Last weekend the USDA also issued a alert for beef jerky that could be contaminated with Listeria. The subject products of Boyd Specialties they were shipped to retail stores in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Products subject to recall were produced on February 23, 2022 and bear the establishment number “EST. 40269” within the USDA mark of inspection.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosisa serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
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