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Barber Foods – Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw, Frozen, Stuffed Chicken That May Appear Cooked

Raw Chicken Salmonella Outbreak – Barber Foods raw, frozen and stuffed chicken products have been linked to a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak. Raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees may appear cooked to consumers resulting in under cooking the products, or leading to cross-contamination of kitchen surfaces and utensils with Salmonella.

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak Linked to Barber Foods Chicken Entrees

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that as of July 29, 2015, a total of nine persons across four states were infected with Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Barber Foods as follows: Illinois (1), Minnesota (6), Oklahoma (1), and Wisconsin (1). Three of these ill people have been hospitalized.

Illness onset dates ranged from April 5, 2015 to July 5, 2015. Three of six people for whom information is available have been hospitalized as a result of their illness.

Barber Foods Recalls Its Chicken Products. Multiple Brands Are Affected.

Recall Time Line and Product Information:

  • Initial Recall – On July 2, 2015, Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, recalled approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed Chicken Kiev because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella Entertidis.
  • Expanded Recalled – On July 12, 2015, an Expanded Recall was Issued by Barber Foods. The recall now includes approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen raw stuffed chicken products. Multiple brands are included in the recall.
  • Omaha Steaks Recall On July 13, 2015, Omaha Steaks announced a recall for its stuffed-chicken-breast entrees. The entrees were produced by Barber Foods and sold under the Omaha Steaks label.

The CDC cautions that the recalled chicken should not be sold, served, or eaten. Consumers, Retailers, and Restaurants should check their freezers for the recalled products.

More Recall Facts:

  • Mutiple Brands Were Affected. The recalled chicken was sold under many different brand names including: Barber Foods, Loblaws, Meijer, Omaha Steaks, Sysco and Western Family, and bear either the establishment number P-276 or P-4230A on the packaging
  • Products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and Canada, and some were available for purchase online.

For safety information, retailers and consumers should read CDC Advice to Consumers and Retailers regarding the Barber Foods related outbreak and recall.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Eating foods contaminated with Salmonella can lead to Salmonella food poisoning, also referred to as salmonellosis. Salmonella food poisoning symptoms may include diarrhea (sometime bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.

Most people recover within 4-7 days; however, severe diarrhea and/or vomiting may lead to dehydration requiring iv fluids. The bacteria may spread from the intestines to the blood stream (septicemia) and other body sites, requiring immediate antibiotic therapy. Infants, the frail and elferly, and those with impaired immune systems are at greater risk for suffering the severe effects of salmonellosis.

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