October 27, 2014 — After food safety inspectors discovered bacterial contamination, Bell & Evans has recalled 31,689 pounds of frozen uncooked breaded chicken nuggets.
The nuggets may be contaminated with a toxin-producing Staphylococcus bacteria, which could potentially cause food poisoning. Fortunately, no cases of food poisoning have been reported.
Recalled products include:
- 12-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets.”
- 10.5-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast.”
The products are marked with the establishment number “P-516” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have a best-by date of August 9, 2015. Inspectors from the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered the contamination during routine retail-level testing.
Over 30 different types of Staph can cause infection in humans. The most common culprit is Staphylococcus aureus, which lives harmlessly on human skin and/or inside the nose of about 25-30% of healthy adults. This group of bacteria can produce seven different types of toxins.
Gastrointestinal illness can occur in as little as 30 minutes after ingesting the bacteria, with symptoms typically including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. Most healthy adults recover without long-term complications within 1-3 days.
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