B and D Foods is conducting a voluntary recall of cooked frozen meat products, including chicken, beef and pork, limited only to production on Dec. 6. The recall is precautionary, according to a press release on the company's website, because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
Products subject to the recall include:
10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of ROYAL THE TEMPURA KING ROYAL TEMPURA CHICKEN, Fully Cooked Tempura Chicken Breast, bearing an identifying code of A-4615. This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of BLINGS! CHICKEN BREAST WITH PARMESAN FLAVORING, bearing an identifying code of A-4844. This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in Idaho and Montana.
10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of STEAKHOUSE TEMPURA SEASONED BEEF & BINDER STRIPS, bearing an identifying code of A-1070-10. This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in Idaho and Montana.
30-lb. boxes of FULLY COOKED PORK STRIPS, bearing an identifying code of A-3025-30. This product was distributed to an industrial customer in Arizona and California.
The product was sold to distributors and food manufacturers in Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, California and Ohio, who supply to restaurants and airlines. These products are not sold in grocery stores.
On Dec. 6, five products totaling 33,500 pounds were manufactured in B and D Foods Boise facility. Initial routine microbiological sampling revealed no positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. One of the five products was a new product, Kettle Cooked Chicken. A sample portion of that chicken was delivered to a client, who conducted additional routine testing. On Dec. 17, one of the many product samples tested by the customer produced questionable results. B and D Foods sent additional samples of the new chicken product that was still in its possession, to an outside lab for further testing. B and D Foods was notified that Listeria monocytogenes was detected in one of eight test samples.
B and D Foods immediately contacted the United States Department of Agriculture and its affected customers.
None of the 850 pounds of new chicken product was released for public consumption. However, to be proactive and ensure the safety of its product and consumers, B and D Foods has identified all products that were manufactured on Dec. 6 that could have been cross contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and asked its clients to return all products manufactured on that specific date.