Barber Foods, Portland, Maine is recalling approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.
The Chicken Kiev item was produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:
2-lb. 4-oz. cardboard box containing 6 individually pouched pieces of “BARBER FOODS PREMIUM ENTREES BREADED-BONELESS RAW STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH RIB MEAT KIEV” with use by/sell by date of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016 and July 21, 2016 and Lot Code number 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202.
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was shipped to Sam’s Club retail stores in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product subject to recall has not been available for retail sales since June 26, 2015; however, FSIS suspects that consumers may have this item in their freezers.
FSIS was notified of a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses on June 24, 2015. Working in conjunction with Minnesota State Departments of Health and Agriculture, FSIS determined that there is a link between the Chicken Kiev product from Barber Foods and this illness cluster. Based on epidemiological evidence and traceback investigations, four case-patients have been identified in Minnesota with illness onset dates ranging from April 5, 2015 to June 8, 2015 that link to the specific Barber Foods product. FSIS continues to work with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this investigation.
Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.
This frozen, raw, stuffed chicken product was labeled with instructions identifying that the product was raw and included cooking instructions for preparation. Some case-patients reported following the cooking instructions on the label and using a food thermometer to confirm that the recommended temperature was achieved.
Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at (844) 564-5555. Media with questions can contact Laura Phillips, Media Relations Spokesperson, at (513) 381-8347.