Major US chicken product recall

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

Concern over a cluster of salmonella enteritidis illnesses has sparked the recall
Concern over a cluster of salmonella enteritidis illnesses has sparked the recall

Related tags: Food, Retailing, Salmonella, Poultry

US company Aspen Foods, is recalling 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken that may be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis.

The chicken items were produced between 15 April 2015 and 10 July 2015 with “best if used by” dates between 14 July 2016 and 10 October 2016.

The company, a division of Koch Poultry Company, has distributed the products to retail stores and foodservice locations across the US.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified of a cluster of salmonella enteritidis illnesses on 23 June 2015.

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It determined that there was a link between the frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products from Aspen Foods and this illness cluster.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers. They said the product may appear to be cooked when in fact it is raw and should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen.

For the full list of products affected, go to: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2015/recall-101-2015-release

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