Friday, July 17, 2015
Frozen Chicken Recall after 11 Fall to Salmonella Illnesses
If you have frozen chicken in your freezer you need to check now as Aspen Foods orders a massive recall
recall of nearly 2 million pounds of frozen chicken after three people became ill in Minnesota, according to a USDA announcement Wednesday.
Aspen, a Koch Poultry Company division, has ordered a recall of 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken, which was produced between April 15 and July 10 with "best if used by" dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016.
The affected products have the establishment number "P-1358" inside the USDA inspection mark and were shipped across the country.
This follows another recently massive chicken recall by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, this week which is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken because of reports of 8 people became ill with salmonella in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Eating food that is contaminated with Salmonella can give you a bacterial foodborne illnesses with the following symptoms diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure. While most recover without treatment, people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness from it.
Last Wednesday, Murry's recalled about 20,000 pounds of Bell & Evans gluten-free breaded chicken breast nuggets due to Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.
To check more information about the recall visit USDA's website.