Close to 32,000 pounds of chicken products that were breaded and gluten-free have been recalled by the United States Department of Agriculture from Murry’s Inc due to having a risk of staphylococcus contamination.
The products recalled included Bell & Evan Gluten-Free 12-ounce boxes of Chicken Breast Nuggets , as well as Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Breast in 10.5 ounces.
The best before date on the boxes are as August 9, 2015 and the boxes were shipped across the nation. The entire shipment is included in the recall.
The chicken is thought to be contaminated. Health officials believe the chicken has staphylococcus enterotoxin that could possibly cause food poisoning within a period of just 30 minutes of it being consumed.
Symptoms that are associated with this type of infection might included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps as well as body pain.
While no current reports have been received of any of the symptoms that are linked to consuming the chicken in question, following the discovery of contamination by the Department of Agriculture in Colorado, the products were required to be recalled.
The CDA discovered the contamination during a retail sampling and surveillance program the USDA funds at a federally operated lab. After the USDA found a positive test result the Food Safety Inspection Service for the USDA conducted a traceback on the products to discover their origin.
The FSIS routinely conducts effectiveness checks for recalls to verify the firms with the food recall are notifying their clients of the particular recall and the proper steps that are needed to be taken to secure that the product is not available to the consumer any longer.
Staphylococcal food poisoning is an illness that is gastrointestinal, caused by consuming food that has staphylococcus aureus, which is bacterium that is common and found on ski and, inside the noses of healthy animals and people. The bacterium can cause 7 different types of toxins and are what frequently causes food poisoning.