Federal and state agencies are investigating two separate outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees. The two outbreaks are caused by different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis.
On July 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with frozen chicken products.
On July 2, Barber Foods recalled about 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken items that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The company issued an expanded recall of about 1.7 million pounds of these chicken products on July 12, 2015. On July 13, Omaha Steaks issued a recall of stuffed chicken breast entrees that may be contaminated with Salmonella.