On October 2, 2015, Aspen Foods expanded a previous recall to include another half a million pounds of frozen stuffed chicken breasts. The recall occurred after FSIS testing came back positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The recall incudes products from a variety of brands, including: Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Home Dining Selections, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens, Schwan’s, Shaner’s, Spartan, and Sysco. These products were produced between August 25, 2015 and September 17, 2015. They have “best if used by” dates between August 23, 2016 and December 15, 2016.
The original recall happened on July 15, 2015 and involved over 1,900,000 pounds of product. It affects the same brands, but this recall had “best if used by” dates between July 1, 2016 and October 10, 2016. All recalled products should be considered contaminated and disposed of. So far 5 people in Minnesota have been sickened by the contaminated chicken.
Salmonella poisoning is very common in the United States. Infection usually occurs after consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms will occur between 12 and 72 hours after infection and will include abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, and diarrhea. In most cases, someone infected with Salmonella will recover on their own within a week. However, in people with certain risk factors the illness may linger or worsen. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, contact a medical professional.