Chicago-based Aspen Foods, a division of Koch Poultry Company, issued a recall of approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
CDC and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with the Minnesota Health Department and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, are investigating two outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidus infections linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browed stuffed chicken entrees, according to CDC.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. FSIS said these items may be labeled "chicken cordon bleu" or "chicken Kiev".
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a rapid detection assay for Salmonella that can be used in poultry processing plants, reducing testing cost and time compared to some current methods, according to USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation which funded the research.