A Salmonella outbreak traced to chicken products from Barber Foods "appears to be over,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced.
A total of 15 people became ill with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis in seven states. Four of those people were hospitalized, but there were no deaths.
The company had issued a recall on July 2 on raw stuffed chicken products, and expanded that recall less than two weeks later.
The chicken product subjected to the recall was: 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. They were produced between February 17 and May 20.
While CDC states the Salmonella outbreak appears to be over, it cautioned that the chicken product could be in people’s freezers and if someone who was unaware of the recall ate the product, an illness could still occur.
The products subjected to the recall bear the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and Canada.