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February 26, 2002

Alabama Firm Has Recalled Fajita Chicken Strips

Montgomery, AL (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that S & C Beef Processors, LLC has recalled approximately 30,700 pounds of cooked fajita chicken strips that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products subject to recall are:

10-pound cases of "PIERCE Fajita Seasoned Boneless, Skinless Chicken Strips with Grill Marks Added" marked with a package code beginning with "4A01298" or "4B01298," followed by two digits, and ending with "P19055." Each case contains two 5-pound bags marked with a code of "298P19055."
10-pound cases of "PIERCE Fajita Seasoned Chicken Thigh Strips with Grill Marks Added" marked with a package code beginning with "4B01298," followed by two digits, and ending with "P19055." Each case contains two 5-pound bags marked with a code of "298P19055."
Each case label also bears "P-19055" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The fajita chicken strips were produced on Oct. 25, 2001, and distributed by ConAgra Poultry Foodservice to food service establishments nationwide.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Ronald Hicks, acting FSIS administrator. "Diners may wish to ask if meals prepared with fajita chicken strips contain the recalled product."

The company discovered the problem and reported it to FSIS.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, sever headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems – infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.

FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall may contact Jim Herlihy, S & C Beef Processors consumer affairs, at (970) 506-8052. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Elaine Bourne, ConAgra Poultry consumer affairs, at (800) 414-7500
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