Nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken recalled

Dec 5, 2016 at 10:54 a.m. ET
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This is a huge recall of a food nearly all of us eat, so please take note. National Steak and Poultry is recalling about 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because it may be undercooked — which means it could be harboring harmful bacterial pathogens. No illnesses linked to the recall have been reported so far.

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This is actually an expansion of a much smaller recall from Nov. 23 in case this sounds familiar. Unfortunately, what started off as 17,000 pounds has ballooned into almost 2 million pounds of potentially affected product. Yowza.

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The USDA's list of recalled products is three pages long, so far, and includes everything from fajita strips to cubed meat. So please have a careful look. This is a class-I recall, which means "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

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If you have any of the recalled products, don't eat it, and dispose of it immediately.

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