Through trace-back investigations and epidemiology testsm FSIS was able to link a total of six salmonella cases to the consumption of Barber Foods products.
For a complete list of the recalled products, check out Barber Foods, USDA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s websites. At that time, Barber Foods recalled 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken breasts labeled as Chicken Kiev.
If you ate these products and have experienced the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, which can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, and fever, see your doctor. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. Elderly people, children, and those who are immune-compromised are especially at risk. Once more illnesses were reported to be associated with the product, Barber had no choice but to pull more of their contaminated product from stores. Two of these six people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. “I don’t think we do a good job of it”.
Unfortunately, freezing doesn’t kill salmonella.
A recall could be in effect for a chicken dish in your freezer. As indicated by CBS News, the products were consumed by these people between April and late June.
The release also notes that there is concern the products might appear to be cooked when they are, in fact, raw.
Therefore, USDA has warned the consumers to take necessary precautions while handing raw chicken to avoid cross-contamination of other foods.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. “I wouldn’t handle it”, says Chapman. Retailers should not sell them and restaurants should not serve them. The recall was, however, expanded on Sunday after reports of additional illnesses.
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