CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees produced by Barber Foods.
Nine people infected with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from four states: Illinois (1), Minnesota (6), Oklahoma (1), and Wisconsin (1). Three of these ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) laboratory conducted antibiotic resistance testing on clinical isolates collected from four ill people infected with the outbreak strain.
All four (100%) isolates tested were resistant to ampicillin and tetracycline.
Antibiotic resistance may be associated with increased risk of hospitalization, development of a bloodstream infection, or treatment failure in patients.
Barber Foods issued an expanded recall of approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis on July 12, 2015. This recall expanded the initial Barber Foods recall of chicken Kiev on July 2, 2015.
Products were sold under many different brand names, including Barber Foods, Meijer, and Sysco.
Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-276” on the packaging.
Products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and Canada.
A list of recalled products is available.
Photos of recalled product labels are available.
On July 13, 2015, Omaha Steaks issued a recall of stuffed chicken breast entrees that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Products were manufactured by Barber Foods and sold under the Omaha Steaks label.
Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-4230A” on the packaging.
A list of recalled products is available and includes chicken cordon bleu, chicken Kiev, and chicken with broccoli and cheese.
Consumers should check their freezers for recalled frozen chicken products and should not eat them. Retailers should not sell them and restaurants should not serve them.
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