October 10, 2013
Consumer Reports Advises Against Buying Or Using Any Raw Chicken Produced From Three Foster Farms Plants
Expanded Advice Based on USDA Letter to Plants Expressing Safety Concerns
Consumer Reports has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued safety concern letters (Notice of Intended Enforcement) to three Foster Farms raw chicken-processing plants associated with the current and major foodborne illness outbreak. As a result, Consumer Reports is expanding its advice to consumers and urges them to avoid ANY raw chicken product produced by any of these three plants. Chickens processed at these plants may be sold under a variety of different brand and co-brand names including (but not necessarily limited to): Ralphs, Safeway Farms, Simple Truth Organic, O Organics, Eating Right, Kirkland Signature and Open Nature. Kroger has pulled all raw chicken products from these three plants from their family of stores. Consumers who are buying chicken should simply avoid ANY brand sold with the following plant numbers: P-6137, P-6137A and P-7632. Consumers should check for the plant number on the packaging, often found on or underneath the label.
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