Almost two million pounds of ready-to-eat-chicken are subject to a new recall because they may have been undercooked. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Sunday that the recall affects products sold by National Steak & Poultry, an Oklahoma-based business, and sent to restaurants and other food service locations nationwide.
The first recall actually started on November 23, and only involved 17,439 pounds of poultry. That began when a customer complained that their product appeared undercooked. But this new recall brings the total up to a whopping 1,993,528 pounds. The recall includes ready-to-eat chicken products produced from August 20 to November 30 that were shipped to food service locations across the country and were also sold directly to consumers at National Steak and Poultry’s annual dock sale. All affected products have the establishment code P-6010T inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Because the products may have been undercooked, they possibly weren’t cooked enough to kill bacteria. But there have been no confirmed reports of consumers getting sick from eating the products. Even still, the USDA is urging people who have the products to either throw them away or return them to where they purchased them.
Some products are marketed under brands like Shaker Valley Foods, Magnifoods, or Hormel, while others simply have the National Steak & Poultry (NSP) brand name.