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Possibly Contaminated Chicken Recalled In NC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House of Raeford is recalling more than 4,100 pounds of cooked chicken breasts which may be contaminated with a bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that the chicken may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.

The products subject to recall are 18 to 22-pound boxes containing two 9 to 11-pound "Boneless Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts." They carry the establishment number "P-239A" inside the USDA inspection mark along with a product code of "94268" and a package date of "1270" (Sept. 27, 2011).

The chicken was shipped to delicatessens and food service institutions for further processing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. So far, there have been no reports of illness.


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