A Salmonella outbreak linked to Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu has sickened at least three people in Minnesota and may include illnesses in other states. Although epidemiological evidence has identified the product as the source of the outbreak, the company has not issued a recall. The only information consumers have been given regarding the product is that the packaging is marked with the code P-1358.
But information from a recent outbreak linked to another Antioch Farms product may provide some answers. In October 2014, Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Kiev was linked to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in Minnesota. A recall was issued for that product and a list of stores where it was sold was posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS).
Some retailers that sold Antioch Farms Chicken Kiev also sell Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu including Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Kowalski’s, Shaw’s and others. Consumers who have purchased frozen, Chicken Cordon Bleu recently and shop at these stores should check the packaging for the code P-1358.
Anyone who has purchased and eaten this product and developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of exposure. In some cases, where the infection travels from the intestinal tract to the bloodstream, infections can be life-threatening.