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Frozen chicken entrée recall expanded amid Salmonella concerns

salmonella frozen breaded chicken Minnesota 341x210 Frozen chicken entrée recall expanded amid Salmonella concernsSeveral more frozen chicken products and brands have been added to a national recall of frozen, stuffed chicken entrees that U.S. health authorities believe is responsible for two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis that have sickened at least seven people, including two hospitalized patients.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first suspected the Salmonella illnesses were associated with raw, frozen, breaded, and pre-browned stuffed chicken products on July 1, when it issued a public health alert stating concerns with chicken cordon bleu and chicken kiev products sold under unspecified brand names.

On July 2, Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, issued a recall of nearly 60,000 pounds of Chicken Kiev possibly contaminated by Salmonella, including a 2 lb.-4 oz. box containing six individually wrapped pieces of “Barber Foods Premium Entrees Breaded-Boneless Raw Stuffed Chicken Kiev Breasts with Rib Meat” with use by/sell by dates of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016, and July 21, 2016. The recalled products were sold at Sam’s Club locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

On July 12, Barber Foods expanded the recall to include 1.7 million pounds of the frozen stuffed chicken products solder under a number of brand names, including Barber Foods, Meijer, Loblaws, and Sysco. The recalled products are stamped with the code P-276 on the packaging and were distributed to several retail establishments throughout the U.S and Canada.

On July 13, 2015, Omaha Steaks issued a recall of stuffed chicken breast entrees made by Barber Foods that also may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products include chicken cordon bleu, chicken kiev, and chicken with broccoli and cheese stamped with the code P-4230A and sold under the Omaha Steaks label.

The CDC advises consumers to avoid eating any of the recalled products and return them to the store where they were purchased or call Barber Foods at 844-564-5555 or Omaha Steaks at 877-789-7117.

Recalled Omaha Steaks products include:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu date code ECREK
  • Chicken Kiev date codes EIBOK and ECBIK
  • Breast of Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese date codes ECEHK and ECEOK

Recalled products under other brand names include:

Brand Product  Name Package Type & Size Use By UPC Code
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/17/2016 73461-28501
Barber Foods Crème Brie Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/17/2016 73461-90788
Barber Foods Canada Cordon Swiss Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/17/2016 73461-00010
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/17/2016 73461-00011
Loblaws No Name Parmesan Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/17/2016 60383-80483
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/17/2016 73461-90543
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/17/2016 73461-90542
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/18/2016 73461-02108
Barber Foods Chicken Kiev Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/18/2016 73461-02109
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/18/2016 73461-00006
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/18/2016 73461-00007
Meijer Cordon bleu Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/19/2016 86926-29268
Meijer Chicken Kiev Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/19/2016 86926-29267
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/19/2016 86926-29264
Barber Foods Asparagus and Cheese Carton – 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/19/2016 86926-29265
Loblaws No Name Ham and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/19/2016 60383-68108
Loblaws No Name Garlic Butter Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/19/2016 60383-68109
Loblaws No Name Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/19/2016 60383-68107
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/20/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/20/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 5/23/2016 73461-28501
Barber Foods Chicken Tenders – Italian Carton – 12-48oz 5/23/2016 73461-96508
Loblaws No Name Parmesan Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees 2/23/2016 60383-80483
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/24/2016 73461-02108
Barber Foods Crème Brie Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/24/2016 73461-90788
Barber Foods Asparagus and Cheese Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/24/2016 73461-28504
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/24/2016 73461-97603
Barber Foods Chicken Fingers Carton – 12-48oz 5/24/2016 73461-96508
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 2-4oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-90876
Barber Foods Kiev Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-02109
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-28501
Barber Foods Kiev Carton – 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-97607
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-97653
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-97653
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/25/2016 73461-00004
Loblaws No Name Ham and Cheese Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 2/26/2016 60383-68108
Loblaws No Name Garlic Butter Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 2/26/2016 60383-68109
Loblaws No Name Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 2/26/2016 60383-68107
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6-6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/26/2016 73461-00004
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Case – 6 -6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/27/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/27/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 5/27/2016 73461-00004
Loblaw Ham and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 3/2/2016 60383-68108
Loblaw Garlic Butter Carton – 2 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 3/2/2016 60383-68109
Loblaw Broccoli and Cheese Carton 2 -5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 3/2/2016 60383-68107
Barber Foods Cordon bleu Carton – 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 6/3/2016 73461-00004
Barber Foods Cordon Swiss Carton 8 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 3/1/2016 73461-00006
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 6/22/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Carton – 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 4/29/2016 73461-28501
Barber Foods Cordon Swiss Case – 24 -5 oz individually wrapped pouch 5/10/2016 73461-90509
Barber Foods Cordon Swiss Carton – 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch 8/12/2016 73461-90509

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention