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Barber Foods recalls stuffed chicken products

Possible salmonella enteritidis contamination

Check your fridge and freezer, there's a recall alert affecting stuffed chicken products that have been shipped to retail locations nationwide and Canada.                                 

Barber Foods company is recalling approximately 1,707,494 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the announcement on Monday.

There's several dozen Barber Foods products affected by the recall alert. The chicken products were produced between February 17, 2015 and May 20, 2015.

The view the full list go to: www.fsis.usda.gov/

This recall is an expansion from a previous recall. On July 2, 2015, Barber Foods recalled approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken items produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015.

The recall started after a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses in June was reported to the FSIS.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment.

Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at (844) 564-5555.