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East County News Service

September 30, 2014 (September 30, 2014) - Foster Farms, a major poultry company based in California, has recalled 40,000 pounds chicken due to Listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The recall includes frozen chicken strips shipped to retailers in multiple states, including Costco and Stater Brothers stores in California. Retailers have been notified to remove products from store shelves. 

The recalled products have a “best by date” of August 5 and the code P-33901 on packaging.

Consuming food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, convulsions and digestive tract problems.

No illnesses have thus far been reported from the contaminated chickens.

If you purchased chicken products that have been recalled, you should return them for a refund, or throw them out.

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