Foster Farms recalls chicken tainted with Salmonella

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Foster Farms issues its first recall during the outbreak
Foster Farms issues its first recall during the outbreak

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Foster Farms is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken produced on three dates that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) requested Foster Farms conduct the recall because this product is known to be associated with a specific illness.

Until this point there had been no recall, despite a reported 600 cases from 27 states since March 2013, because the firm refused to recall any product and USDA-FSIS could not prove illness to a specific production lot.  

FSIS was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a Salmonella Heidelberg illness on June 23, associated with the consumption of a boneless skinless chicken breast product.

Based on FSIS’ epidemiological and traceback investigations, one case-patient has been identified in California with an illness onset date of May 5.

The chicken products were produced on March 7 through to 13​ and shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

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