Recall: Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich Chicken Infected With Listeria

Kraft foods is recalling all Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich chicken breast strips on fears they may be infected with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall applies to the following products:

•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Southwestern Seasoned
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55720
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Grilled
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55721
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Restaurant Style Breaded Chicken Breast Strips
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55784
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Italian Style
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55723
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts with Rib Meat
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55722
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Honey Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts with Rib Meat
Net Wt 6oz, UPC 71871 55725
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Grilled, Family Size
Net Wt 12oz, UPC 44700 02306
•Oscar Mayer Louis Rich Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Southwestern Seasoned, Family Size
Net Wt 12oz, UPC 44700 02307

Call helpful Kraft operators with your questions at, (800) 308-1841. Don’t bother them with the basics, like ‘what is the chicken infected with?’ To help remember nuggets like that, we put together a little jingle:

    Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer chicken,
    That is what I truly wish to be.
    ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer chicken,
    Everyone would have Listeria monocytogenes.

— CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Oscar Mayer ready-to-eat chicken recalled [MSNBC] (Thanks to Anthony!)
(Photo: eurleif)

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  1. dohtem says:

    There’s too much tainted food out there. This is getting out of hand. Spinach, mushrooms, Taco Bell, Peter Pan peanut butter… what’s next?

  2. Musician78 says:

    Chicken with rib meat. Nasty.

    Anyway, I think that lots of food has always been tainted, but we are probably just hearing about it more often. Then again, perhaps not.

  3. WindowSeat says:

    Bravo on the song Carey! You’re right in a sense Musician78 that food has always been tainted to a degree, but it’s the industrial processing of food that makes wide-spread introduction of pathogens possible.

  4. IttyBiggy says:

    Like WindowSeat was getting at, it’s the processing methods to blame, and for much of the tainted produce, you can actually blame the way cows are handled. Cows normally eat grass, not the grain/protein mixtures they’re fed in the feed lots.

    The un-natural feed mixture creates a condition in their digestive tract that certain kinds of deadly bacteria thrive in. This bacteria survives excretion and with the massive excrement pools on feedlots, can seep into the groundwater or into nearby streams. When this water is used to water plant crops, voila, plants with pathogens. There’s more about this here: The Puzzling E. coli Infections From Spinach Leaves.

    Between this and the scary modifications they’re making to plants, they’re going to create famine for profit, and this time not just in poor countries. There’s an excellent book, Seeds of Deception that talks more about the kinds of modifications they’re making on plants, including things like arresting their reproductive ability, and types of resistance that are being passed to bacteria in our gut, leading to drug resistance.

  5. Deryn says:

    And the journalists who make every incident an apocalypse, and the entire sue-happy country and the hungry attorneys who enable them.

  6. Brian Gee says:

    Woohoo! Had a little bit of a scare for a minute, as I had recently bought a few packs of chicken strips to use as “high reward” treats to train my puppy. I read this page, and ran to the fridge. I have Foster Farms strips. Whew!

    Deryn, I agree with your sentiment, but I much prefer that these incidents get reported than not.

  7. aestheticity says:

    yes deryn. lets cease covering foodborne disease outbreaks.