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Health alert for Kansas City company's chicken

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected. The USDA says the products bear the establishment number "P-45038" inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the label. They were also labeled for use in restaurants only.

The following products were shipped to distribution centers:

Select cut – Cubed chicken breast meat (product code: 10800)

Select cut – Cubed chicken breast meat (product code: 10810)

Cubed chicken breast meat (product code: 10500)

Pre-battered chicken tender (product code: 80022)

Boneless all natural chicken breast nuggets (product code: 8550)

Chicken dark meat nuggets (product code: 20505)

KIKKA boneless all natural chicken breast nuggets, packed exclusively for Kikka restaurants.

The problem was discovered in mid-July by the state of Missouri, which notified federal authorities. The USDA says it hasn't received reports of illness from eating the products.

The federal agency continues to detain the products and is working to get the products back from restaurants.

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