32000 pounds of breaded gluten-free chicken products has been recalled from Murry’s Inc by the US department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service because of a possible contamination by staphylococcus contamination.
The recalled goods included 12 ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and 10.5 ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast, all having an expiry date of 9th August 2015 and has been shipped all over the nation.
The products which have been marked for withdrawal are the ones which have an establishment number P-516 inside its USDA inspection mark. The food is believed to be contaminated with staphylococcus enterotoxin which can lead to food poisoning within 30 minutes after consumption.
Staphylococcus enterotoxin food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness and is caused by consuming food which has been contaminated with toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium which is found on the skin and nose of healthy persons and even animals. Staphylococcus aureus is capable of producing 7 types of toxins and is the number one cause of food poisoning.
Staphylococcal enterotoxins are quick acting and can cause symptoms of food poisoning within 30 minutes of consumption of contaminated food. Normally symptoms appear within one to six hours after consumption of contaminated food. The symptoms accompanying Staphylococcal enterotoxins precipitated food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. The illness is mild and often patients recover within one to three days.