62,000 Pounds Of Chicken Recalled

We've got some bad news for chicken-nugget lovers. Packing company Murry's Inc. has recalled some 32,000 pounds of its gluten-free breaded chicken because of the risk of contamination by Staphylococcus aureus. This pesky bacterium can produce seven toxins that cause gastrointestinal illness, a.k.a. food poisoning.
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As The Huffington Post reports, the bacterium was detected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture during recent inspection and sampling. The products recalled are 12-ounce boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets" and 10.5-ounce boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Breast" with the sell-by date August 9, 2015.
Meanwhile, Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling about 30,000 pounds of its chicken products after six salmonella cases — including one hospitalization — were identified in connection with these products. (The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed salmonella presence.) Salmonella is a bacterial infection, the symptoms of which include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. The recalled Koch Meats products are being sold under the Antioch Farms brand and have sell-by dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015. Watch out for these products in stores (and double-check your freezer) to avoid some very unnecessary stomach aches.
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