The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Barber Foods, of Portland, Maine, is recalling approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen raw stuffed chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.
The recalled product was produced on 29 January, 20 February and 23 April this year and is packed in 2-lb 4-oz boxes labelled “Barber Foods Premium Entrees Breaded-Boneless Raw Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat Kiev”, with various use-/sell-by dates and lot codes. The product was distributed to Sam’s Club retail stores in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Epidemiological evidence has established a link between the recalled chicken Kiev product and a cluster of at least four cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota. The product is labelled as raw, with cooking instructions, but some of the people affected reported following these instructions carefully during preparation. FSIS is therefore advising consumers to treat the product in the same way as raw chicken and to take care to avoid cross contamination with other foods.
More information about the recall can be found here.