Overall health alert issued for frozen, cooked diced poultry products

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A good public health alert has been issued for approximately 130,860 pounds of frozen fully cooked, diced chicken products because of possible listeria contamination, in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The frozen, completely cooked, diced chicken items were packed in Jan. 25, 2021, Jan. 26, 2021, March 23, 2021, and March 24, 2021.

The products are the following:

4-lb. plastic totes containing "FULLY Prepared CHICKEN MEAT ¾ DICED WHITE" with code 13530, Est. number P-18237, and pack dates of "01/25/2021" and "01/26/2021."
4-lb. plastic handbags containing "FULLY Prepared CHICKEN MEAT DARK/Bright white ¾ DICED" with code 16598, Est. number P-45638, and pack dates "24/MAR/2021" and "23/MAR/2021."
Regarding to FSIS, the merchandise bear establishment figures “P-18237” or “P-45638” within the USDA tag of inspection and had been distributed by Big Daddy Food, Inc., a Houston, Texas organization.

These items were further distributed to consumers at native food banks on Florida through the USDA Farmers to Households Food Box program on individual meals boxes. The products were distributed between Feb. 25, 2021, through March 1, 2021, and March 29, 2021, through April 8, 2021, at non permanent locations.

FSIS said there were no confirmed studies of effects due to intake of these products.

Consumers who've received the products are urged never to consume them. The products should be disposed of.

FSIS advises all buyers to reheat ready-to-eat goods until steaming hot.

Consumers with food security questions can call the toll-free USDA Meats and Poultry Hotline in 1-888-MPHotline or perhaps live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Mon through Friday.

Consumers can also browse food safety text messages at Ask USDA or perhaps send a dilemma via email to MPHotline@usda.gov.

For consumers that have to report a difficulty with a meat, poultry, or egg item, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System could be accessed 24 hours a day by clicking here.

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