Officials have announced that more than 650,000 pounds of chicken items that have been sold at 17 retail stores across Arkansas are being recalled.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that MIH Marketing and Sales, a Beebe establishment, is recalling 662,049 pounds raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken drum, chicken wing, and chicken tender items.
Those items are being recalled because they were “stored under insanitary conditions,” according to a release from the USDA. The items tested positive for alkaline phosphatase, along with “evidence of possible fecal matter.”
The recalled products were sold at 17 Arkansas retail stores between April 10, 2016 and September 10, 2016 in clear packages weighing approximately 5 pounds each.
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, Babot, AR
There are also items that were sold at Chicken City stores that are being recalled. These products have a sell-by date between October 30, 2016 and March 19, 2017.
The Chicken City stores that are recalling all meat and poultry products are located in Whitehall, Jonesboro, Conway, Searcy, Marion, North Little Rock, and Brinkley.
There have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness from these items, but anyone who purchased any of these items is told to throw it away or return it to the store.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact John Hilger, owner of MIH Marketing and Sales, at (501) -278-7041.