Nov 4, 2014 1:26 PM

Recalled chicken products may have been sold at Shaws in New Hampshire

CONCORD - The US Department of Agriculture is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products were distributed to Shaw's stores in New Hampshire, under the brand name Antioch Farms, operated by the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, Chicago, IL.

The recall includes partially prepared Chicken Kiev products with "sell by" dates of Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 7, 2015.

Six people in Minnesota were diagnosed with the same strain of Salmonella, and all reported eating the Antioch Farms Chicken Kiev. State officials said the product has been removed from all Shaw's stores in New Hampshire and no cases of Salmonella linked to this outbreak have been identified in New Hampshire.

The products include single 5-ounce plastic packets of "Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded," and "Boneless Breast of Chicken with Rib Meat A La Kiev."

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is conducting surveillance to identify possible cases associated with this product and following the national investigation closely should the list of involved products expand.

"Even though the product has been removed from stores, it is important that all consumers check their freezers for this product," said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. "Most people recover from salmonellosis, but it has serious implications for young children, seniors, and people with compromised immune systems."

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.


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