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article imageOmaha Steaks, other companies recalling frozen chicken products

By Karen Graham     Jul 15, 2015 in Food
Several states, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis infections all linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products.
Omaha Steaks based in Omaha, Nebraska has been added to the list of companies recalling their raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products manufactured by Barber Foods, an AdvancePierre Foods company, due to potential Salmonella contamination.
AdvancePierre Foods company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company employs over 4,000 people at 11 different facilities, including manufacturing, sandwich assembly and bakery facilities, across the country.
The products were packaged on five different dates in 2015, and a small amount of the products were sold under the Omaha Steaks brand and bears the establishment Number P-4230A. No other Omaha chicken products are included in this recall.
The Omaha Steaks chicken products involved in the recall include the following, along with their date codes:
Chicken Cordon Bleu date code ECREK
Chicken Kiev date codes EIBOK and ECBIK
Breast of Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese date codes ECEHK and ECEOK
In a statement released on July 13, 2015, Omaha Steaks said: "The company has notified customers who have purchased these products or may have received these products as gifts. Omaha Steaks is working diligently to eliminate any possible risk to consumers and is working in conjunction with the USDA to ensure the public's safety. If you identify any of these products in your freezer, please discard them immediately. For more information or questions pertaining to this recall contact the Omaha Steaks customer care hotline at (877)-789-7117."
In addition to the Omaha Steaks recall and the previous Barber Foods recall of raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products, Meijer and Sysco raw, frozen chicken products have also been recalled.
The chicken products are packaged under different brand names, including Barber Foods, Meijer and Loblaw. It would be wise to check with the store where you purchase any frozen, stuffed chicken products to be sure they are safe to consume.
Additional warning notices are in effect for Barber Foods raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products sold at Wegmans, A&P, Stop & Shop, and Walmart stores in New Jersey and other states.
Again, it should be noted that the products were sold in the U.S. and Canada. The big concern now is that consumers may have some of these products stored in home freezers, so please take the time to check.
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