Frozen chicken Kiev products linked to a Minnesota Salmonella outbreak were sold at Sam’s Club stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. At least four people who ate the product contracted Salmonella poisoning, two of them were hospitalized.
The recalled product, Barber brand Premium Entrees Chicken Kiev were produced by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine which has recalled 58,320 pounds of the product. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening illness.
Eating foods contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism lasting four to seven days. Onset of illness for the Minnesota case patients, who range in age from 19 to 82, ranged from April 5 to June 8.
The recalled products, sold through June 26 at Sam’s Club stores in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, have “use by/sell by” dates of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016 and July 21, 2016 and Lot Code numbers 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202. The establishment number “P-276” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Health officials caution that recalled product may appear to be cooked, but is raw and must be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination. All raw poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165° F at the thickest part.