By: Richard L. Smith
Garland Ventures, a well-known establishment, is taking action to recall approximately 13,842 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken fried rice products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, as announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Wednesday.The affected RTE chicken fried rice product was produced on November 10, 2023, and is specified explicitly.
Trays containing Freshness Guaranteed brand "CHICKEN FRIED RICE DICED CHICKEN MEAT WITH VEGETABLES AND RICE IN A SAVORY SOY SAUCE."
Consumers should look for products with the lot code WK10CFR and a best if used by date of 11/10/2024, which can be found on the label.
These recalled products are marked with establishment number "EST. P-31993" inside the USDA mark of inspection and have been distributed to retail locations across the nation.
The issue came to light when FSIS conducted a review of testing results, which revealed that the product had tested positive for L. monocytogenes, a bac. This bacterium uses listeriosis, a serious infection. As of now, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the consumption of these products.
Consumers who have concerns or experience any injury or illness symptoms should promptly seek medical attention from a healthcare provider.
It is important for consumers to check their refrigerators and dispose of any recalled products or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Food safety remains a top priority, and recalls like this help ensure the well-being of consumers.