Nearly 2 million pounds of chicken recalled

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chickenrecallThe U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a chicken recall today that includes chicken sold under more than a dozen brands, including Schwan’s and Kirkwood brand.

Nearly 2 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product from Aspen Food are being pulled from shelves because of possible contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis, the USDA said today.

Earlier this week, 1.7 million pounds of frozen, stuffed chicken from Barber Foods were also recalled.

From the release:

The frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken items were produced between April 15, 2015 and July 10, 2015 with “best if used by” dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016. To view a full list of recalled products, please click here (XLS). The brands associated with this recall include:

    • Acclaim
    • Antioch Farms
    • Buckley Farms
    • Centrella Signature
    • Chestnut Farms
    • Family Favorites
    • Kirkwood
    • Koch Foods
    • Market Day
    • Oven Cravers
    • Rose
    • Rosebud Farm
    • Roundy’s
    • Safeway Kitchens
    • Schwan’s
    • Shaner’s
    • Spartan
    • Sysco

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was shipped to retail stores and food service locations nationwide.

There were a cluster of illnesses reported in Minnesota that sparked the investigation into the products. If you have any of these products in your freezer, the USDA discourages their consumption, but the agency also gives a reminder that these kinds of frozen products, especially the breaded chicken, might appear to be cooked, but they still have some properties of raw chicken and need to be heated to a temperature of 165 degrees.

Consumers and media with questions can contact the company directly at (844) 277-6802.

Correction: An earlier version of this post misidentified where Kirkwood brand is sold.


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