February 23, 2007
Kraft Foods Expands Recall on All Chicken Breast Strips and Cuts
Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
ST. LOUIS - Carolina Culinary Foods of West Columbia, S.C., an external manufacturer for Kraft Foods, has expanded its Feb. 18 recall of Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat - Grilled. The recall now includes ALL codes dates, sizes and flavor varieties of Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips and Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich Chicken Breast Cuts.
Although no illnesses have been reported, the first recall centered around products that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Kraft Foods has issued the expansion as a precaution.
Consumers are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for ALL Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips and Cuts. Schnucks and Logli customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi may return the specified product to their nearest Schnucks or Logli store for a full refund.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Consumers with questions may contact the Kraft Consumer Response line at 1-800-871-7117 or Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or
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