Funky Chicken Warning

Consumer Reports‘ March 2005 issue warns that some Empire Kosher chicken may be contaminated with Listeria, leading to listeriosis, a potentially serious or fatal illness. The scoop:

5,760 pounds of chicken products made from Aug. 10, 2004, to Dec. 5, 2004, and sold at stores in Calif., Conn., Ill., La., Mass., Md., Mich., Minn., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., and Va. Recall includes 48-ounce boxes of “Empire Kosher Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Wings, Chicken Wings Coated in Sauce,” bearing date code 1444 on package, and 28-ounce boxes of “Empire Kosher Fully Cooked, Breaded, Fried Chicken, 6 to 9 Assorted Pieces,” with date code 0274. The contamination was discovered through microbiological sampling. There have been no reports of illness, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

More information, and what to do if you have purchased some bad bird can be found here.

2 thoughts on “Funky Chicken Warning

  1. Here’s some advice…
    If you’ve got ANY chicken in your freezer from August of 2004 how bout you toss it out.
    December maybe, August…ICK!

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