Tarantino Wholesale Recalls 1,100 Lbs of Chicken Breast Products

The products — shipped to California institutions and sold directly via retail — have been recalled for undercooking.

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WASHINGTON — Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor, a San Diego, CA establishment, is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Nov. 26.

The ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast items were produced on October 23, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 10-lb. cases of “MARY’S FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST” with lot code 20297 and use by date 10/23/21.

The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-8119” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institution locations in California and were sold directly to retail consumers.            

The problem was discovered when the firm received a customer complaint that the ready-to-eat chicken product appeared to be undercooked.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.      

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.        

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Marcos Tarantino, Quality Assurance Supervisor, at [email protected]. Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Pete Tarantino, CEO, at (619) 232-7585.

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