July 31, 2015

Barber Chicken Entree Salmonella Outbreak Expands to 4 States

Chicken Kiev Salmonella

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Barber frozen chicken entrees has expanded to four states sickening nine people and hospitalizing three of them. Six cases have been reported in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Oklahoma have each reported one case. A lawsuit has been filed of behalf of a man from Lake Elmo, Minnesota who became ill after eating eating a contaminated Chicken Kiev entree they purchased from a Sam's Club store. The man developed severe gastroenteritis soon after eating the product with Salmonella symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, chills and headache. His symptoms, which persisted for several weeks, led doctors to test him for a bacterial infection. The result was a Salmonella strain genetically matched to the outbreak strain. “This is not the … [Read more...]

Kroger Recalls Seasonings for Possible Salmonella


Kroger is recalling their brand name cinnamon, garlic powder, black pepper, and Bac'n Buds products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. The stores under this recall are: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen's, and Scott's. The recalled products are Kroger Ground Cinnamon in 18.3 ounce packages with UPC number 1111070034 and sell by date May 19 18PS4. Also recalled is Kroger Garlic Powder in 24.7 ounce packages with UPC number 1111070039 and sell by date May 18 17PS4. Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper in 17.1 ounce packages with UPC number 1111070041 and sell by dates of May 18 … [Read more...]

Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella

Instinct Raw Dog Food Salmonella Recall

Nature's Variety is recalling Instinct Raw Chicken Formula frozen dog food for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled products are Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs in 4 pound packages with UPC number 769949611431 and best by 4/27/16; Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs in 7 pound packages with UPC number 769949611448 and best by 4/27/16; and Instinct Rw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs in 6 pound packages with best by 4/27/16. These products were distributed through retail stores in the U.S. and limited distribution in Canada. Dogs sickened with Salmonella could  be lethargic and have diarrhea that may be bloody, fever, and vomiting. Some pets could only have … [Read more...]

Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews Salmonella Recall (1)

The Natural Dog Company of Colorado is recalling its Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella can sicken  animals and may sicken humans after they handle this potentially contaminated product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is 12 ounce bags of 12" Tremenda Sticks pet food chews. They do not have a lot number or expiration date. The UPC number is 851265004957. Products with new packaging, which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC number, are not affected by this recall. They were sold in retail stores in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, and Washington state. Production has been suspended while the company and the FDA … [Read more...]

Extreme Summer Weather Increases Salmonella Risk


Extreme heat and rain increase the risk of Salmonella infections, according to a new study by Maryland researchers. The study, “Climate Change, Extreme Events and Increased Risk of Salmonellosis: Evidence for Coastal Vulnerability,” was published online June 18, 2015 in the journal Environment International by researchers from the University of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Chengsheng Jiang, Kristi Shaw, Crystal Upperman, David Blythe, Clifford Mitchell, Raghu Murtugudde, Amy Sapkota and Amir Sapkota. “We found that extremely hot days and periods of extreme rainfall are contributing to salmonella infections in Maryland, with the most dramatic impacts being seen in the coastal communities,” said Amir Sapkota, associate professor in the Maryland … [Read more...]

Recall of Barber Chicken in Canada for Salmonella Updated

Barber Foods Chicken Cordon Swiss Salmonella Recall

The recall of Barber Foods frozen raw chicken products for possible Salmonella contamination in Canada has been updated to include more products. There is an outbreak linked to these products in the U.S., but no illnesses have been reported so far in Canada. You can see the list of recalled products, along with package size, codes, and UPC numbers at the CFIA site.  You can also see pictures of product labels there. The newly recalled products include Raw Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Cordon Swiss, Raw Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Broccoli & Cheese, Stuffed Breaded Chicken Breast Cutlettes/Uncooked - Broccoli & Cheese, A la Kiev - Breasts of Chicken, Stuffed Breaded Chicken Breast Cutlettes/Uncooked - Ham & Cheese, and Breasts of Chicken filled with Broccoli and Cheese. They were … [Read more...]

Barber Foods and No Name Chicken Recalled in Canada

Barber Foods Chicken Salmonella Recall Canada

Barber Foods and No Name uncooked stuffed chicken products are being recalled in Canada for Salmonella contamination. Barber Foods products are linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States. No illnesses have been reported in Canada to date. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with size, codes, product names, and UPC numbers at the CFIA site. They include NO Name Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Breaded Chicken Breast, No Name Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Breaded Chicken, Barber Foods A la Kiev, and Barber Foods Stuffed Cordon Swiss, among others. You can also see pictures of product labels at the CFIA site. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard in a sealed container so other people and animals can't get at them, … [Read more...]

Omaha Steaks Recalls Frozen Raw Chicken for Salmonella


Omaha Steaks is recalling raw frozen stuffed chicken breast products for possible Salmonella contamination. The products were manufactured by Barber Foods, which has recalled 1.7 million pounds of chicken products. The recalled products are Chicken Cordon Bleu with date code ECREK, Chicken Kiev with date codes EIBOK and ECBIK, and Breast of Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese with date codes ECEHK and ECEOK. They have the establishment number P-4230A on the package. The company has notified customers and is working to eliminate risk to consumers. The USDA is working with the company on this recall. If you have any of these products in your freezer, discard them in a sealed container. … [Read more...]

Cashew Split Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Cashew Split Salmonella Recall

Maya Overseas Foods of New York is recalling 8,000 pounds of Cashew Split because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The Cashew Spit was sold between February 18, 2015 and March 20, 2015 to retailers and restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida by direct trucking and delivery. It was sold uncoded in clear plastic pouches in these sizes: 7 ounce with UPC number  020843230389, 14 ounce with UPC number 020843230716, 28 ounce with UPC number 020843230327, and 5 pound with UPC number 020843230303. It was also sold in bulk 50 pound tins. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or preferably return to … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu

Salmonella Outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu has sickened three Minnesotans, hospitalizing two of them.  The company has not issued a recall for the raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. However, consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as they risk serious illness if they do. The contaminated product was sold at a number of retail grocery store chains. The package is stamped with the code P-1358 and sold at many different grocery store chains.  Health officials have not yet disclosed the names of those stores. The three people who were sickened in the outbreak were adults in their 30s and 40s who live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Nine months ago, a raw, frozen Chicken Kiev product made by Antioch Farms was … [Read more...]

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