Lunds and Byerly's recall chicken

  • Updated: September 20, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Chance of listeria contamination prompted the alert for some of the meat products, kits.

Lunds and Byerly's have recalled some chicken products because of a potential for contamination with a dangerous strain of listeria, the grocery chain reported Thursday.

Listeria monocytoges was found in a recent supply of poultry used to make marinated chicken breasts, chicken kabobs and chicken meal kits, prompting the grocery chain to alert the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The recall is strictly a cautionary measure, the company said. No illnesses have been reported.

Products included in the recall are:

• Lunds and Byerly's marinated chicken breasts, including Tuscan Chicken Breasts, Northwoods Chicken Breasts, Lemon Herb Chicken Breasts, Applewood Chipotle Chicken Breasts, Chimichurri Chicken Breasts and Raspberry Chicken Breasts.

• Lunds and Byerly's kabobs, including Cajun Fireball Chicken Kabobs, Tuscan Kabobs, Northwoods Chicken Kabobs and Raspberry Chicken Kabobs.

• Lunds and Byerly's Great Food Fast Meal Kits, including Applewood Chicken & Maple Bean, Tuscan Chicken Risotto, Northwood Chicken & Cheddar Mac, Chimichurri Chicken & Roasted Corn Pilaf and Raspberry Chicken & Wild Rice.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products since Sept. 14 should return them to any Lunds or Byerly's store for a full refund (a receipt is not required) or destroy them, the company said.

The listeria issue was discovered after the company had samples tested by an independent, third-party lab as it developed a new line of chicken offerings.

Listeria infection, a foodborne illness, can be lethal for pregnant women, newborns and people with impaired immune systems, according to the Mayo Clinic.

It is most commonly contracted by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products.

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