WASHINGTON D.C. (KTHV) - Around 662,049 pounds of meat and poultry products are being recalled after being stored in insanitary conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday that the recall will effect 17 different retail stores in Arkansas.
The products were sold between April 10, 2016 and September 10, 2016. FSIS said the products were in clear packages weighing roughly 5 pounds each. They discovered the problem while monitoring food defense surveillance activities and found many instances of rodent activity in storage areas.
FSIS took any remaining product to be tested. The items tested positive for alkaline phosphatase which means there were possible traces of fecal matter.
As of this time there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of these products. FSIS urges customers to avoid consuming any of the products. These products include; raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken drum, chicken wing and chicken tender items.
Products were sold at the following locations:
- Edwards Food Giant #19 Forrest City, AR;
- Edwards Cash Saver #3473 Little Rock, AR;
- Edwards Food Giant #37 Marianna, AR;
- Edwards Good Giant #3474 Little Rock, AR;
- Edwards Food Giant #1710 Harrisburg, AR;
- Edwards Food Giant #3475 Little Rock, AR;
- Edwards Food Giant #3444 Bryant, AR;
- Edwards Cash Saver #3476; Edwards Cash Saver #3442 and Edwards Food Giant #3477;
- Knight’s Super Foods, Beebe AR;
- Knight’s Super Foods, Cabot, AR.
Seven Chicken City Retail stores are also recalling the products. The sell-by dates were between October 30, 2016 and March 19, 2017. The Chicken City Retail Stores are located in; White Hall, Jonesboro, Conway, Searcy, Marion, North Little Rock and Brinkley.
If you have any questions concerning the recall you are advised to contact John Hilger of MIH Marketing and Sales at (501) 278-7041. Consumers can also go to AskKaren.gov to ask FSIS's virtual representative of any food safety questions.