May 20, 2022

Chicken Cutlets Recalled for Listeria Risk

Chicken cutlet Listeria RecallMom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets are being recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). TNUVA USA of Fairfield, N.J. is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of the product which was shipped to a distributor in New Jersey. There have been no reports of illness.

The recalled products were sold in 28.8-oz. bags labelled MOM’S CHICKEN EXTRA THIN CUTLETS, THIN-CUT BREADED CUTLET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES. The bags are marked with the Israeli establishment number “209,” the expiration date  February 18, 2015, and the UPC number on the packaging: 843426005866.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem during routine testing and held the product so that it did not enter commerce. FSIS then determined that a cleaning of the manufacturing line did not take place before other products were produced. on the same line without clean up between products.

Eating foods contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects seniors, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. Among pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriage or stillbirth.

Symptoms of listeriosis include diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Anyone who has eaten the cutlets and develops these symptoms should see a doctor.

 

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