By Marcy Kreiter@email@example.com
Two food production companies recalled nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken products because of possible staph and Salmonella contamination, the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. A third company recalled 377 pounds of broccoli kale salad with chicken.
Murray's Inc. of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on Sunday recalled 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the FSIS said. The products are dated Aug. 9 and were packed in 12-ounce and 10.5-ounce boxes under the Bell & Evans brand. The problem was discovered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture during a retail surveillance and sampling program. Staphylococcal food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness.
Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats of Chicago on Saturday recalled 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, FSIS said. The chicken was sold under the Antioch Farms brand name in five-ounce packets with sell-by dates of Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. Salmonellosis produces diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 72 hours of consumption.
Taylor Farms of Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Saturday recalled 377 pounds of Signature Cafe Broccoli Kale Salad with chicken for misbranding that neglected to list walnuts among the ingredients. The salads were sold in 9.75-ounce plastic clam shell packages with use-by dates of Oct. 23, 25 and 27.