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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Recalled Foster Farms poultry believed to have reached military
A recall of Foster Farms chicken products has been expanded, as the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has reason to believe the tainted products have been distributed to military bases and commissaries. Foster Farms on July 3 issued the original recall of products that had been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has caused 421 people in the United States and Puerto Rico to become ill.
Military bases, commissaries and retail stores identified
According to FSIS, recalled Foster Farms poultry products may have been sold to 29 Air Force, Navy and Marine bases and commissaries in California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and Alaska.
The expanded recall also includes retail stores. The recalled chicken products are believed to have been distributed to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. Food 4 Less, Food Max and Food Source stores in California are also included in the recall.
Products recalled by Foster Farms
The affected products included in Foster Farms’ recall contain labeling listing “use or freeze by” dates from March 21, 2014, to March 29, 2014, with plant codes of P-6137, P-6137A or P-7632, and frozen Sunland chicken products with “best by” dates of March 7, 2015, March 11, 2015, and March 25, 2015, due to the potential presence of Salmonella Heidelberg.