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Six tons of ready-to-eat ‘waffle’ chicken nuggets under recall

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:02
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Consumer concerns have prompted Wayne Farms LLC to recall more than 6 tons of ready-to-eat “Waffle Breaded Bites” chicken nuggets from Food Lion stores in 10 states.

The 12,610 pounds of the ready-to-eat chicken product may have been subject to a processing problem that can allow the survival of bacterial pathogens, according to the recall notice posted Tuesday night on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

“The problem was discovered when the firm received a customer complaint that the product looked undercooked,” according to the recall notice. “There have been no confirmed reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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.”

Wayne Farms LLC of Decatur, AL, shipped the recalled chicken product to Food Lion stores in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Consumers and retailers can identify the recalled chicken by checking the product labels for the establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The ready-to-eat breaded “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites” were packaged on Dec. 1, 13 and 30, 2016, into cases with two clear plastic 5-pound bags each.

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