Brazil – BRF launches massive fresh chicken recall because of Salmonella test results

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BRF S.A. has recalled more than 450 tons of fresh chicken because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Approximately 164.7 metric tons of chicken was destined to the Brazilian domestic market and 299.6 tons for international markets but the company did not say which countries. A total of 744 tons was distributed abroad but 445 tons has already been traced and blocked by BRF.

Products were marketed domestically in Brazil’s states of Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The national recall represents less than 0.1 percent of the total BRF monthly production of chicken in Brazil.

The implicated chicken was produced on Oct. 30, 2018, and November 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12, 2018, at BRF’s manufacturing unit in Dourados, a municipality in the Mato Grosso do Sul state. Laboratory tests detected a risk of Salmonella enteritidis presence.

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