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on March 1, 2017

Wayne Farms recalls breaded chicken products

A potential processing defect could have resulted in survival of bacterial pathogens in products

Wayne Farms is recalling about 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential processing defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The ready-to-eat breaded chicken bite items were packaged on December 1, 13 and 30, 2016. The products are subject to recall are cases of two clear plastic 5-lb bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites.” 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Food Lion stores in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The recalled products were processed at Wayne Farms' facility in Decatur, Alabama.

The problem was discovered when the firm received a customer complaint that the product looked undercooked. 

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged by FSIS not to consume them and instead throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

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