Frozen, stuffed chicken entrees recalled for Salmonella were sold at Kroger, Giant, Schnucks, Aldi, Food Lion, Safeway and Pick n Save grocery stores. The recalled products have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened three people in Minnesota and may include illnesses in other states.
The products were sold at these stores, and others, under a variety of brand names including: Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Princess, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens, Schwan’s, Shaner’s, Spartan and Sysco. Aspen Foods recalled 1.9 million pounds of products such as Chicken Kiev, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Parmesan and others. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.
Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
The outbreak is one of two ongoing Salmonella outbreaks linked to frozen, stuffed chicken entrees. In Minnesota, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a couple who prepared Chicken Kiev entrees according to the directions on the packaging and became severely ill.
“Salmonella is spread to chicken by contamination of meat with fecal matter. That should not happen. Period,” said food safety attorney Ryan Osterholm, who is representing the couple.
Illnesses linked to the recalled product began to be reported in April. Osterholm said he has been contacted by others who have been sickened by the recalled products.