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Idaho company recalling beef, pork and chicken

BOISE, ID (AP) -

A southwestern Idaho company is recalling 33,500 pounds of fully cooked, frozen meat and poultry products because of possible bacterial contamination.

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday that Boise-based B and D Foods is recalling a variety of meat products that could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Montana, Arizona and Ohio have received some of the products. However, the items were not sold in grocery stores.

The agency says the problem was discovered by the company through microbiological testing. The agency says no illnesses have been reported.

The products subject to recall include:

• 10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of "ROYAL "THE TEMPURA KING" ROYAL TEMPURA CHICKEN, Fully Cooked Tempura Chicken Breast," bearing an identifying code of "A-4615." This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

• 10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of "BLINGS! CHICKEN BREAST WITH PARMESAN FLAVORING," bearing an identifying code of "A-4844." This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in Idaho and Montana.

• 10-lb. boxes, containing 2, 5-lb bags of "STEAKHOUSE TEMPURA SEASONED BEEF & BINDER STRIPS," bearing an identifying code of "A-1070-10." This product was distributed to foodservice and/or institutional customers in Idaho and Montana.

• 30-lb. boxes of "KETTLE COOKED CHICKEN BREAST PIECES," bearing an identifying code of "A-3900." This product was distributed to an industrial customer in Ohio.

• 30-lb. boxes of "FULLY COOKED PORK STRIPS," bearing an identifying code of "A-3025-30." This product was distributed to an industrial customer in Arizona and California.

According to its website, B and D Foods says this is an isolated incident. The company claims it has never had a recall in its 30 year history.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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