Simmons chicken products recalled over E. coli concerns
Company was notified that flour used for breading on chicken had been recalled by General Mills
Simmons Prepared Foods is recalling about 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat-treated, not ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaimated with E. coli O121.
The recall was announced by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on July 12.
The products being recalled were produced at Simmons’ facility in Van Buren, Arkansas, on January 25.
According to FSIS, the problem was discovered earlier in July, when Simmons received notice from a supplier that flour sold to the company had been recalled by General Mills. The flour was used to bread the following products that are being recalled:
- 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 31473, packaging date code of 6025, and a Use-By date of 01/25/17.
- 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 62331 and a packaging date of 6025.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use.
There have been no illnesses reported connected with consumption of the Simmons products, but consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to eat them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.