Minnesota-based GNP Co. recalls 27 tons of chicken

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota-based GNP Company is recalling more than 27 tons of chicken after contaminants were detected.

The company sells products under the Just BARE and Gold’n Plump brands. But it says the only affected product in grocery stores is the Just BARE whole chicken in 4-pound poly-bags, with a use-by date of June 26.

That item bears code P-322 inside the USDA mark of inspection and UPC 024105594057.

The company says the rest of the recalled meat was bulk and custom items sold through foodservice and institutional outlets.

No illnesses have been reported.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued the recall Saturday. The company says the affected products are linked to an isolated tampering incident at its Cold Spring plant this month. The incident is under investigation.

People who bought the chicken are urged to discard it or return it to where it was purchased for a refund.

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