August 14, 2022

Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak in 2014 Linked to Chicken Kiev

A Salmonella enteritidis outbreak in 2014 in Minnesota was linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Kiev from the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Foods. At least six people were sickened in this outbreak. Illness onset dates ranged from August 17, 2014 to September 27, 2014.

Chicken-Kiev-SalmonellaAmong the six patients, one was hospitalized, and no deaths were reported. All of the patients ate Aspen Foods Chicken Kiev before they got sick. Samples of the product collected by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella.

The product was recalled on October 24, 2014. More than 28,000 pounds of single 5 ounce plastic packets of Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Rib Meat “A La Kiev” was recalled from the marketplace. The product was sold under the Antioch Farms brand name, with “sell by” dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015. They have the establishment number “P-1358 inside the USDA mark of inspection. They are shipped to retail stores in Minnesota.

Because the “sell by” date is not until this October, consumers may still have some of this product in their homes. Even though the product is cooked before serving, there is most likely enough bacteria in the product to cause problems in handling. Discard the product in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product.

If a consumer unwraps the chicken and places it on a baking sheet, then doesn’t thoroughly wash his hands or even accidentally touches his face, he could get sick. Cross-contamination could also take place between the product and other foods and utensils. Some of those sickened in this outbreak reported that they followed cooking instructions on the product package to the letter.

The symptoms of a salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache, muscle pains, and blood in the stool. The very young, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses are most likely to suffer serious complications from this infection. If you ate this recalled product and have experienced these symptoms, see your doctor. The long term complications of salmonellosis can be severe, including reactive arthritis and other permanent injuries.

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