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Chilean chicken recall expands due to dioxin




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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded the amount of product being recalled by the Chilean Ministry of Health, according to an Aug. 15 FSIS press release. After official notification from the government of Chile of the positive result for dioxin, the Inspection Service instructed importers to hold chicken products, which were presented for re-inspection. Through effectiveness checks, FSIS has determined that 188,042 pounds was distributed to federal establishments for further processing, a distributor, and retail locations in Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico. . . .

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