Arkansas firm recalls meat and poultry products due to insanitary conditions
MIH Marketing and Sales of Beebe, AR is recalling more than 662,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Recalled products include raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken drum, chicken wing, and chicken tender items that were produced by various federal establishments and sold at 17 retail stores in Arkansas between April 10 and Sept. 10. These products were in clear packages weighting approximately 5 pounds each.
In addition, various retail meat and poultry products sold at Chicken City Retail stores are being recalled. These products are in clear retail bags with a sales sticker that include the Sell-By Date between October 30, 2016 and March 19, 2017. The Chicken City Retail Stores that are recalling all meat and poultry products are located in Whitehall, AR; Jonesboro, AR; Conway, AR; Searcy, AR Marion, AR; North Little Rock, AR and Brinkley, AR.
FSIS says the problem was discovered while investigators were conducting routine food defense surveillance activities. FSIS discovered the product was being stored under insanitary conditions, including rodent activity, in the storage areas of the property. FSIS and the establishment detained the remaining product. The items subsequently tested positive for alkaline phosphatase, demonstrating evidence of possible fecal matter.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.