The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall, citing a potential danger because the meat may have come in contact with trichloro-s-trazinetrione, sometimes called trichloroisocyanuric, a common disinfecting agent used often in swimming pools. This upsetting announcement comes on the heels of a string of avian influenza outbreaks which devastated poultry supplies across the state.
AA Poultry Processing, LLC, recalled around a ton of whole and cut turkey and chicken pieces which were processed and produced between May 4 and 11. The questionable products bear the establishment number “P-45525” in the inspection mark provided by the USDA.
Trichloro-s-trazinetrione is frequently used as an algaecide and a sanitizer; however, its most common use is as a granular shock agent to disinfect swimming pools and hot tubs of bacterial elements such as sweat and urine. While the USDA has said no reports of illness have been filed so far, representatives urge poultry consumers to seek medical attention if they begin to show any unusual symptoms. Trichloro-s-traninetrione is known to cause severe irritation to the skin if handled improperly, burns to the mouth and stomach if ingested, and sneezing and coughing if inhaled.
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