1.7 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Recalled Over Salmonella Risks
Contamination fears led to several products being pulled off shelves.
Don’t be too hasty to fire up the grill and coat that chicken in BBQ sauce – following its first recall from July 2 of 58,000 pounds of food, Barber Foods, the Maine poultry company, is recalling again numerous products from the market over fears that they may be contaminated with salmonella.
Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, is recalling several products, including ones supplied to Stop & Shop, a grocery chain operating throughout downstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The frozen chicken affected were produced between mid-February and late May and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. Six illnesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin were reported following the first recall and two more patients have been identified since then.
In a statement announcing the recall, the United States Department of Agriculture said: “Although the products subject to recall may appear to be cooked, these products are in fact uncooked (raw) and should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen.”
Barber is a division of AdvancePierre Foods Inc. A spokesman for the company says Barber is collaborating with the USDA to change production practices to reduce salmonella.
The recalled items that were sold at Stop & Shop stores are listed below.
PRODUCT RECALL: Barber Foods Chicken Products
- Barber Brie Stuffed Chicken with UPC 7346190788
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Broccoli and Cheese with UPC 7346197653
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Broccoli & Cheese with UPC 7346128501
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu with UPC 7346197603
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu with UPC 7346102108
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Kiev with UPC 7346102109