October 1, 2016

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #11, Frozen Chicken

The 11th largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015 was  a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw, frozen breaded chicken entrees produced by Aspen Foods, a division of Koch Foods, both based in Chicago. The outbreak, which sickened 5 people, hospitalizing two of them, was associated with frozen chicken entrees including Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken a la Kiev or Chicken Broccoli and Cheese, sold nationwide under the brand names Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens, Schwan’s, Shaner’s, Spartan and Sysco. A recall was issued for the products which were sold at Aldi, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Save-a-Lot, and Walmart stores … [Read more...]

As Salmonella Outbreak Grows, Aspen Foods Recalls More Breaded Chicken

Chicken Kiev, Chicken and Broccoli and Chicken Cordon Bleu are being recalled by Aspen Foods of Chicago after more Salmonella illnesses were linked to the products. The recall follows one issued July 15 after a Salmonella outbreak linked to the products, which has now sickened five people, was first announced. The recalled products have the establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were produced between August 25, 2015 and September 17, 2015 with “best if used by” dates of August 23, 2016 to December 15, 2016. They were sold 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, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway … [Read more...]

Nine Months, Two Salmonella Outbreaks for Antioch Farms Frozen Chicken

For the second time in nine months, frozen Antioch Farms brand chicken entrees have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. The current outbreak,  linked to Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu, has sickened at least three people in Minnesota and may include illnesses in other states. It follows an October 2014 outbreak linked to Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Kiev that sickened six people. Both products are frozen, breaded, pre-browned and raw. Years ago, these kinds of products were frequently associated with outbreaks because consumers mistook them for pre-cooked products that only required thawing and reheating. Those outbreaks triggered mandatory label changes in 2008 eliminating microwave cooking instructions. After the change, no further outbreaks were reported until the Antioch … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Antioch Farms Chicken Linked to Salmonella Outbreak?

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 … [Read more...]

No Recall for Antioch Farms Chicken Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Antioch Farms frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least three people in Minnesota, hospitalizing two of them. Despite the epidemiological link to the illnesses, the company has not issued a recall for the product. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it had joined the investigation of the outbreak that is occurring at the same time as another Salmonella outbreak linked to a similar product, frozen Chicken Kiev by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine. Barber has issued a recall for its product which has been linked to four illnesses in Minnesota. The Salmonella strains identified in both outbreaks are common, so CDC officials are performing further tests on cultures from others who have been sickened … [Read more...]

CDC Joins Investigation of Minnesota Salmonella Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has joined the the investigation of two Salmonella outbreaks in Minnesota linked to raw, frozen chicken Kiev and chicken Cordon Bleu. The outbreaks have sickened seven people, hospitalizing four of them. Illnesses in other states have not been linked to either outbreak, but the investigation is ongoing. Barber Foods of Portland, Maine has issued a recall for chicken Kiev products linked to one of the outbreaks. But Antioch Farms has not issued a recall for chicken Cordon Bleu products that have been linked to the other. Health officials are concerned that consumers may have these products in their freezers. Consumers who have these products should not eat them. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet database to look for … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu

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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