March 6, 2021

Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Products Recalled for Staphylococcal Enterotoxin

Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken products are being recalled by Murry’s Inc. of Lebanon, Pa. for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. There were no reports of illness at the time of the recall, but consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as they could become ill.

chicken-nugget-recallRoughly 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products distributed to retail stores nationwide are included in the recall. The recalled products, 12-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets,” and 10.5-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast, ”have a “best by” date of August 9, 2015 and the establishment number “P-516” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Staphylococcal food poisoning is caused by eating foods contaminated with toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These bacteria can be found on the skin or in the noses of healthy people and animals.  Symptoms of illness, which include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, can appear within as little as 30 minutes of exposure and last one to three days.

To prevent contamination from Staphylococcal bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends the following:  keep kitchens and food-serving areas clean and sanitized. Wash hands and fingernails with soap and water before handling and preparing food, and do not prepare food if you have an open sore or wound on your hands or an infection in your nose or eyes.  Keep foods at safe temperatures. Hot foods should be kept at 140°F  or above and cold foods should be kept at 40°F or below. Make sure to

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

 

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