Health alert for Missouri company’s chicken

Health alert for Missouri company’s chicken

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 08: Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store July 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. According to reports, food prices have risen significantly, with ground beef rising 10.4 percent, pork 12.7 percent and oranges 17 percent from a year ago this May. U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted that food prices would rise and overall 2.5 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to 1.4 percent last year. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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by AP

KMOV.com

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn’t recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn’t been inspected. The USDA says the products bear the establishment number “P-45038” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the label. They were also labeled for use in restaurants only.

The problem was discovered in mid-July by the state of Missouri, which notified federal authorities. The USDA says it hasn’t received reports of illness from eating the products.

The federal agency continues to detain the products and is working to get the products back from restaurants.

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