Jul 13, 2015 11:37 AM
1.7 million pounds of Barber Foods raw, stuffed chicken recalled over Salmonella contamination
Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said a Salmonella contamination was the reason for the recall.
The chicken products in question were produced between February 17, 2015 and May 20, 2015.
Two more patients have been identified with Salmonella since a recall was originally put in place on July 2.
Recalled packages have a use by/sell by date of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016, or July 21, 2016, and a Lot Code number 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202
The USDA said that consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some cases though, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.
That USDA said that if you're concerned about an illness related to these products, you should contact your health care provider.
To avoid an illness, chicken products should be cooked to a temperature of 165° F, checking at the center or the thickest part and the surface of the product.
If you have questions, you can contact the company directly at (844) 564-5555.