July 13, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Barber Foods has expanded a recall to include more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Health officials say a cluster of at least eight illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota have been linked to the products.
The recall has from Barber Foods Chicken Kiev to also include dozens more products that may have had “contact with contaminated source material,” including chicken fingers, Cordon Bleu, and chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese, asparagus and cheese, and ham and cheese.
The products were made from February 17 through May 30. For a full list of recalled products, click here.
Health officials warn that the products may appear pre-cooked because they are breaded and sold alongside pre-cooked chicken. However, they must be heated to 165º F and handled carefully in the kitchen to avoid cross contamination.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes thousands of food poisoning illnesses every year. The illness typically causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever for up to one week, with most healthy adults recovering without needing medical treatment. In rare cases, the infection can spread beyond the gastrointestinal system and cause life-threatening complications.
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