Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees produced by Barber Foods
The 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.
Seven people infected with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from Minnesota (5), Oklahoma (1), and Wisconsin (1). Two of these ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
On July 1, 2015, USDA-FSIS issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products.
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.
Prior Salmonella outbreaks linked to same products
In 2014 Minnesota Public health and agriculture investigators in identified 6 cases of Salmonella Enteriditis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast. Illness onsets occurred in August and September 2014. The outbreak strain was isolated in packages purchased at grocery stores.
In addition, similar products were linked to Salmonella outbreaks in 2005 S. Heidelberg, 2005-6 S. Enteritidis and 2006-S. Typhimurium.
CDC Warning: 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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