September 29, 2016

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #8 Chicken Kiev

The eighth-largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015 was a Salmonella outbreak linked to Barber frozen Chicken Kiev. The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to the raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees made by Barber Foods sickened 15 people in seven states before ending in October.  Four people were hospitalized. Th outbreak was one of two Salmonella outbreaks this year linked to raw, breaded, frozen chicken entrees. The other outbreak, linked to products produced by Aspen Foods, occurred simultaneously. In the Barber outbreak, cases were reported from the following states: Connecticut (1), Illinois (2), Minnesota (8), New Hampshire (1), New York (1), Oklahoma (1), and Wisconsin (1). Four outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis were identified and all of them were … [Read more...]

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...]

In Minnesota, Four Salmonella Outbreaks in Two Months

Minnesota has been struck by four Salmonella outbreaks in the last two months. Together these outbreaks, linked to frozen breaded chicken products, cucumbers and produce have sickened 66 people. In July, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced two separate Salmonella outbreaks linked to frozen, breaded chicken products. The first outbreak was linked to raw, frozen stuffed chicken entrees produced by Barber Foods. Six people were sickened, two were hospitalized. The illnesses were reported from April 5 through June 8 among case patients ranging in age from 19 to 82 years. All of the cases were reported in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Barber has issued a recall for the product which was sold at Sam’s Club s stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois and at other … [Read more...]

Chicken Kiev Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Sold at Sam’s Club

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 … [Read more...]

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