Wayne Farms, a Decatur, Alabama, establishment, is recalling nearly 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because of 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 announced March 1.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken bite items were packaged Dec. 1, 13 and 30, 2016.
Cases of two clear plastic 5-pound bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites” are subject to the recall.
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 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 are encouraged to contact a health care provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are encouraged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted at fsis.usda.gov/recalls