Recalled chicken products linked to illness cluster

| November 4, 2014

Chicken Kiev cutletsThe USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, of Chicago, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products because of possible contamination with a specific strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.

The recalled product is identified by FSIS as “Single 5-ounce plastic packets of Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Rib Meat A La Kiev.” It includes partially prepared products sold by retailers under the Antioch Farms brand name, with “sell by” dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015. All the recalled chicken carries the establishment number “P-1358” and was produced on July 2 and July 8, 2014. Distribution was limited to retailers and distribution centres in Minnesota.

FSIS requested that Aspen Foods carry out this recall after a link was established between the Chicken Kiev product and a cluster of six cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infection in Minnesota. All six cases reported eating chicken Kiev before being taken ill and samples of the product collected by the state authorities have tested positive for the outbreak Salmonella strain.

More information about this recall and the outbreak investigation can be found on the FSIS website here.

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