USDA announces food recall
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Murry's Inc., a Lebanon, Penn. company, is recalling more than 31,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The recalled products have a best by date of August 9, 2015. Both 12-oz boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breat Nuggests" and 10.5-oz boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast" are subject to recall.
The recall is scheduled as a "Class I," meaning the health hazard from consuming the products is high.
The products subject to recall have the establishment number "P-516" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The products may be contaminated with staphylococcal enterotoxin, which are fast acting and sometimes cause illness in as little as 30 minutes. Symptoms usually develop within one to six hours. PAtients typically experiece a combination of several symptoms including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea lasting one to three days.
Staphylococcal food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness caused by eating food contaminated with staphylococcus aureas—a common bacteria found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people and animals.
To prevent contamination, keep kitchens and food serving areas clean, keep food at the correct temperature and thouroughly clean hands and fingernails prior to preparing or handling food.
For more information, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.