(RxWiki News) A Louisiana firm recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, precooked chicken strips Thursday, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The recalled chicken may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Foster Farms, based in Farmerville, LA, recalled its 3 to 5 pound Chicken Breast Grilled Strips, packaged in plastic, resealable bags. The recalled products are marked with the number P-33901 and a best-by date of Aug. 5, 2015.
After finding the potential contamination in a routine plant inspection, the company set aside the chicken. But some of the product was accidentally shipped to retail warehouses in California, Texas, Utah and Washington.
No illnesses have been reported from the potentially affected products.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause listeriosis. Although this infection most often affects older people, those with weakened immune systems, babies and pregnant women, it can pose a threat to anyone.
Symptoms include fever, headache, confusion and diarrhea, among others. Anyone who has these symptoms after eating possibly contaminated food should seek immediate medical care.
Do not eat any contaminated food products, and reheat precooked items until they are steaming hot, the USDA recommends.