Salmonella outbreaks prompt chicken recalls

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Two outbreaks of Salmonella have led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate, according to CNN.

The first outbreak involved chicken from Barber Foods, which is distributed under brands like Meijer, Sysco and Omaha Steaks, was first recalled July 2. Products included in the recall were produced between February 17 and May 20. Recalled products are listed here by the Food Safety Inspection Service. A total of seven people in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Oklahoma have been sickened.

A second, unrelated outbreak of a different strain of Salmonella has sickened three people, two of which have been hospitalized. The three individuals consumed chicken produced by Aspen Foods. Aspen Foods has recalled 1.9 million pounds of its chicken products that were produced between April 15 and July 10. Recall information can be found here.

Salmonella can be prevented by proper storage, thorough cooking, hand washing and cleaning of surfaces touched by raw meat, poultry and eggs.

Via: CNN > 2 Salmonella outbreaks leave 10 ill, prompting chicken recalls


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