Nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen and raw chicken items produced by Serenade Foods are being recalled following reports of 28 food poisoning cases. The nationwide recall impacts chicken sold under the brand names Dutch Farms Chicken, Milford Valley Chicken, and Aldi’s store brand Kirkwood.
In early June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it was looking into an outbreak of salmonella illnesses being reported in eight states. In a later update, the federal agency stated that it was aware of 28 people falling ill in only six states instead, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York.
Impacted products involve frozen, raw, and breaded stuffed chicken that has been pre-browned and then packed between Feb. 24 and 25.
The nationwide recall impacts all products with the establishment number “P-2375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. While they appear to be ready to eat, the company’s recall notice stated, the chicken items are raw and must be first thoroughly cooked before consumption.
Food Poisoning Cases Prompt Chicken Recalls Nationwide
As we reported last month, Tyson announced a major chicken recall over Listeria contamination. The products had been associated with at least one deadly case of food poisoning.
While health officials are not aware of any deaths associated with the current chicken recall, food poisoning risks should not be ignored.
If you have the 5-ounce “Dutch Farms Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese” packages, the 5-ounce “MILFORD VALLEY CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI & CHEESE” packages, the 10-ounce “MILFORD VALLEY CHICKEN CORDON BLEU” boxes, the 5-ounce “KIRKWOOD Raw Stuffed CHICKEN, BROCCOLI & CHEESE” packages, or the 5-ounce “KIRKWOOD Raw Stuffed CHICKEN CORDON BLEU” packages in your freezer, do not consume them. Instead, the firm is urging consumers to throw the food packages away or return them to the place of purchase.
All impacted items come with the Best if Used by date of Feb. 24, 2023.
For more information on how to protect yourself from food poisoning related to this recall, follow this link.