Schnuck Markets Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May Be Undercooked
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2016 Schnuck Markets Inc., OFallon, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 62 pounds of ready-to-eat grilled chicken products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The Butter Garlic Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast items were produced and packaged on November 8, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
- Ready-to-eat grilled chicken containing the label of Butter Garlic Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with a sell date of November 13, 2016.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 13562 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to 26 Schnuck retail locations in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
Customers purchased the affected product from the Deli or Chefs Express service case and would contain a purchase date of November 9 or 10 on the label.
The problem was discovered on November 10, 2016 by an internal investigation conducted by the firm after it received a consumer complaint regarding the purchase of undercooked chicken breast.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a health effect should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged 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(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Schnuck Consumer Affairs Hotline, at (314) 994-4400. Media with questions about the recall can contact Paul Simon, Senior Communications Specialist, at (314) 994-4603.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.