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Never-ending recall now includes 47 million pounds of meat and chicken

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It pains us to tell you the frozen food recall now includes chicken

You guys, the Great CRF Frozen Foods Recall of 2016 is crushing my spirit. Here I am, yet again informing you of an expansion. Guess what! Now it includes 47 million pounds of meat and chicken products. Isn't that amazing? Sigh.

More: All the Trader Joe's foods caught up in that huge frozen food recall

It's not that the meat and chicken are contaminated — it's that possibly contaminated vegetables have been mixed into products like chicken and rice stir-fry and beef empanadas. Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., which made the products using ingredients from CRF Frozen Foods (what a wicked web our food system is), is recalling the following not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. The foods are sold at Trader Joe's, Costco and other, unnamed stores.

More: Tips to avoid contaminated fruits and vegetables

  • 14.2-ounce packages containing “Tai Pei Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 01/02/2015 to 10/27/2017.
  • 14.2-ounce packages containing “Tai Pei Pepper Beef” with best-by dates ranging from 11/02/2015 to 10/19/2017.
  • 12-ounce packages containing “Tai Pei Combination Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 11/06/2015 to 10/27/2017.
  • 12-pound cases containing 32-ounce packages of “Fred’s Jalapeño, Corn & Bacon Cornbread Pop” with product code 0945137.
  • 2-pound boxes containing “InnovASIAN Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 5/15/2015 to 4/09/2017.
  • 20-ounce packages containing “Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice” with case codes ranging from 261231 to 281211.
  • 18-ounce bags containing “InnovASIAN Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 05/01/2015 to 04/29/2017.
  • 18-ounce and 24-ounce packages containing “Simmering Samurai Orange Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 5/12/2015 to 3/18/2017.
  • 20-ounce packages containing “HyVee Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 7/11/2015 to 3/03/2017.
  • 20-ounce packages containing “First Street Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 7/11/2015 to 3/15/2017.
  • 54-ounce packages containing “Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 6/28/2015 to 5/2/2017.
  • 18-ounce packages containing “Simmering Samurai Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 8/11/2015 to 3/18/2017.
  • 18-ounce packages containing “Simmering Samurai Hibachi Seasoned Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 8/11/2015 to 11/16/2016.
  • 18-ounce packages containing “Simmering Samurai Spicy Hibachi Seasoned Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 8/13/2015 to 11/16/2016.
  • 18-ounce and 24-ounce packages containing “Simmering Samurai General Tso’s Chicken Fried Rice” with best-by dates ranging from 8/18/2015 to 12/26/2016.
  • 1.53-kilogram packages containing “Arrounce Frito Estilo Japones Con Pollo Yakitori” with best-by dates ranging from 1/22/2016 to 1/03/2017, exported to Mexico.
  • 1.53-kilogram packages containing “Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice (Poulet Yakitori Avec Riz Frit A La Japonaise)” with best-by dates ranging from 1/21/2016 to 3/7/2017, exported to Canada.
  • 30-ounce packages containing “Daily Chef Chicken Poblano Firecrackers” with packaging dates between 8/10/2015 and 1/25/2016.
  • 12.5-pound packages containing “Golden Tiger Santa Fe Brand Chicken Egg Rolls” with packaging dates between 8/22/2014 and 11/6/2015.
  • 6.25-pound packages cases containing “Jade Mountain Southwest Chicken Egg Roll Twists” with packaging dates between 6/3/2014 and 3/23/2016.
  • 30-ounce packages containing 30 pieces of “Petite Cuisine Chicken Poblano Hand Made Firecrackers” with packaging dates between 7/15/2014 and 1/15/2016.
  • 6.25-pound cases containing “Golden Tiger Firecracker Southwest Brand Chicken” with packaging dates between 6/2/2014 and 3/23/2016.
  • 7.5-pound packages containing “Posada Southwest Brand Chicken Empanada” with packaging dates between 5/12/2014 and 3/8/2016.
  • 8-ounce packages containing 8 pieces of “The Original Appetizer Company SouthwestPoblano Handmade Appetizers (Firecracker)" with packaging date of 11/4/2014.
  • 30-ounce packages containing 30 pieces of “Petite Cuisine Southwest Chicken Handmade Firecrackers” with packaging dates between 10/9/2014 and 11/6/2014.
  • 8-ounce packages containing 8 pieces of “Taste of Inspirations Chicken Poblano Firecrackers” with packaging dates between 8/12/2015 and 2/26/2016.
  • 6.89-kilogram cases containing packages of “Golden Tiger Southwest Spicy Chicken Spring Rolls” with packaging dates between 5/7/2014 and 3/31/2016.
  • 8-ounce packages containing “Archer Farms Chicken Poblano Firecrackers” with packaging dates between 7/15/2014 and 3/21/2016.
  • 1.15-kilogram packages of “Molly’s Kitchen Mini Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas” with packaging dates between 6/4/2014 and 1/7/2015.
  • 7.5-pound packages of “Casa Solana Southwest Brand Chicken Empanada Made in California” with packaging dates between 11/4/2014 and 2/16/2016.
  • 15-pound packages of “Perkins Southwest-Style Crispy Roll” with a packaging date of 3/11/2015 and date code 5255070.

More: 7 tips for buying safer food in a recall-mad world

The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 21225, EST. 9281, EST. 1623A or EST. 18356 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between May 1, 2014 and May 1 of this year.

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