Texas All Grass-Fed, which is a meat and poultry processor in Sealy, Texas, is recalling whole chickens because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release about this issue on May 2, 2018.
About 2,300 whole frozen chickens are recalled. They are packaged whole in plastic bags. The chickens were distributed in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas and sold at the Texas All Grass Fed’s storefront, which is located at 1962 Hluchan Road in Sealy.
The firm apparently failed to document that it had taken steps to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination in the chickens. The plant also did not document that the chicken was properly cooled after processing. Those issues can permit the growth of Salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. If you have purchased these chickens, do not eat them, even if you are going to cook them thoroughly. Some bacteria can produce a toxin while growing that is heat-resistant that can make you sick.