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December 9th, 2011
05:44 PM ET

Poultry company recalls cooked chicken

A North Carolina poultry company is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday, that the House of Raeford Farms, in Raeford, North Carolina, recalled 18- to 22-pound boxes containing 2- to 11- pound "Boneless Oven Roasted Chicken Breast."

The recalled products have the number “P-239A” inside the USDA mark of inspection along with a product code of “94268” and a package date of “1270” (September 27, 2011). The products were shipped to delicatessens and food service institutions for further processing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered after a customer's laboratory sample of the chicken tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. It is rarely found in healthy people. However, it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. In extreme cases, Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in those with poor immune systems. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

According to the USDA, the best way to avoid Listeriosis is to wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat or poultry. Also wash cutting boards, utensils and dishes with hot, soapy water. And use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry, vegetables and egg products.


soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. BS WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP THE GOVERMENT IS RUINING THIS COUNTRY

    IF THE CHICKEN RANCHER WASNT STRAPPED FINANCIALLY HE WOULDNT HAVE TO ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL!

    December 9, 2011 at 23:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Richard

      You're crazy you only see what you want to see. How do you know that the chicken farmer is financially strapped maybe he did it out of greed. So shut up you crazy conservative idiot.

      December 9, 2011 at 23:34 | Report abuse |
    • terre08

      Idiot. Why don't you eat up all that chicken then?

      December 12, 2011 at 11:46 | Report abuse |
  2. JimPurdy.blogspot.com

    But it's cooked chicken. Wouldn't cooking kill any pathogens?

    December 10, 2011 at 19:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. hamsta

    never had this many recalls before 9/11.maybe its all the muslim terrorists living among us.or maybe the company is cutting corners cuz ur muslim president wants to change everything that made america great hoping to turn america into a third world nation.

    December 11, 2011 at 23:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • terre08

      Did you skip middle school?

      December 12, 2011 at 11:47 | Report abuse |
  4. 2 BRAINS BETTER THAN ONE

    I BELIEVE THIS IS A PO EMPLOYEE TERRORISM OR CUTTING THE HELP WICH LEADS TO SERIOUS OVERSITES LIKE NOT CLEANING AND REFRIDGERATING THE CHICKEN IN A TIMELY MANNER WETHER ITS DURING TRANSPORTATION OR THE COOKING PROCESS IT COULD OF TOUCHED THE PROCESSING EQUIPMENT THAT WASNT SANITIZED THAT THEY USE TO COOK THE MEAT OR A COMBINATION OF THE SUGGESTIONS MENTIONED PUT THE TEST TO ALL & I GUARENTE THE ANSWER IS STARING US ALL IN THE FACE!

    December 11, 2011 at 23:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Avser Bastian

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN TRUTH ABOUT EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!! 66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES WORLDWIDE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!! STOP THE ANIMAL APARTHEID NOW !!!

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    December 12, 2011 at 13:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Avser Bastian

    WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE !!!

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    OR
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    EXILING WHITES WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLETELY FREE.

    THIS NEWS IS RELATED TO WALL-STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET, BUT ANTI WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM). Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where Mr. SOVIET UNION NUMBER TWO or new Stalin is in place = PUTIN

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    Anonymous !!? REALLY !!?

    NOW TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE WHERE WE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!?

    NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM(animal Apartheid) IS !!! http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN TRUTH ABOUT EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS !!!

    GREEK CRISES !!! We are all Greece...find out who wants to burn not only what is Greece, but is burning our countries for over 66 years now !!! http://burnbabyburnahaha.blogspot.com

    December 12, 2011 at 14:04 | Report abuse | Reply

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