Some of us probably eat chicken on a pretty regular basis. While cruelty-free alternatives are becoming more available, chicken is still a staple in many homes.
Because it’s so popular, the chances of you having recently picked up a pack of frozen chicken at the grocery store is fairly high. But if you have, you may want to check which brand it is, as nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen chicken are being recalled in light of a potential salmonella outbreak.
On Monday, August 9, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement that the Milford, IN-based Serenade Foods put out a recall for their products.
In the statement, the “approximately 59,251 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products” may have potentially come in contact with salmonella. This latest recall is coming only two months after a previous public health alert on the products.
There are a total of five items spanning across the Dutch Farms, Milford Valley, and Aldi’s own Kirkwood brand. All products were made between February 24 and 25 of this year and have the product number of “P-2375″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. All items have been sold nationwide.
The full list is below:
5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of “Dutch Farms Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese” with lot code BR 1055 and a best-if-used-by date of Feb. 24, 2023
5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of “Milford Valley Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese” with lot code BR 1055 and a best-if-used-by date of Feb. 24, 2023
10-oz box of two individually plastic-wrapped packages of “Milford Valley Chicken Cordon Bleu” with lot code CB 1055 and a best-if-used-by date of Feb. 24, 2023
5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of “Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese” with lot code BR 1055 and a best-if-used-by date of Feb. 24, 2023
5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of “Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu” with lot code CB 1056 and a best-if-used-by date of Feb. 25, 2023
The announcement shared that the FSIS, alongside the CDC and other public health officials, are launching an investigation into the “multi-state outbreak” that includes 28 salmonella cases in a total of eight states. Several unopened packs of the above mentioned products were tested after a person fell ill and all tested positive for salmonella.
The USDA has shared that this outbreak could be a result of people not properly cooking their food. They did say that part of the CDC’s June investigation found that 7 people who had fallen ill did mention that they either undercooked, microwaved, or air fried their food products – contrary to what the cooking suggestions state on the package.
If you aren’t sure if you may have a suspected recalled product, you can check all the labels of recalled items by clicking here.
If it does transpire that you have picked up a recalled item, you are encouraged to either dispose of them in the garbage or return them to the store where you bought them.SKM: below-content placeholder