Stuffed chicken frozen foods recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON, DC (WIVB) – Barber Foods is recalling approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

On July 2, Barber Foods recalled approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken items produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015. Since the original recall, two more case have been identified.

The recall is being reissued to expand to include additional products and distribution area.

To view a full list of products recalled, click here.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and to Canada.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at (844) 564-5555.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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