December 3, 2016

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...]

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...]

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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