More than 31 thousand pounds of gluten-free frozen chicken products have been recalled by a company because of concerns of contamination with a bacteria that causes food poisoning The company, Murry’s Inc. is based in Lebanon Pennsylvania.
The contamination was discovered during a sampling program conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the reason was Staphylococcus aureus .
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body and also multiple food-borne illnesses. Staphylococcus is more familiarly known as Staph. Staph-related illness can range from mild and requiring no treatment to severe and potentially fatal. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea, and they usually develop within a few hours of when the contaminated food has been consumed.
According to USDA , recalled products include Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken breast nuggets (12 ounces) and Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken breast (10.5 ounces) all having August 9, 2015 expiration dates.