Recall of half a million pounds ready-to-eat chicken, by Wayne Farms


Alabama-based Wayne Farms is recalling more than half a million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken that may be undercooked. The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall after a customer complained that the product appeared to be undercooked. Later, it elaborated ans expanded recall to 585,030 pounds. No confirmed adverse reactions to the products have been reported.The affected chicken breasts were produced between Feb. 9 and April 30 of this year and have production codes of 23618, 24357, 24512, 24583 and 24957. The products have the establishment number “EST. 20214” on the case and packaging. It was shipped to distributors nationwide. They were also distributed to restaurants as well as retail locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


Consumers are urged to refrain from eating the specified chicken. They can return the chicken to the place of purchase. Chicken is the most commonly consumed animal protein in the United States. The CDC says chicken with an internal temperature below 165 F isn’t safe to consume. Eating chicken in the U.S., even if it is a prefered dier, has a warning because one in 25 packages of chicken have salmonella. It’s not clear if the bacteria was present in this case. For more information, contact Frank Singleton, Wayne Farms, at 678-316-4237 or by email at „As a company, we can trace our roots back through the last century, but one thing has remained clear: we can only grow when we have the trust and loyalty of our customers,” the Wayne Farms comany says on its official website.