On October 16, 2015, the CDC declared that the Salmonella outbreak associated with frozen chicken breasts from Barber Farms is over. The final case count is 15 people across 7 states. States affected in the outbreak include Connecticut with 1 cases , Illinois with 2 cases , Minnesota with 8 cases , New Hampshire with 1 cases , New York with 1 cases , Oklahoma with 1 cases , and Wisconsin with 1 cases. There were 4 hospitalizations and no deaths reported.
There were 2 recalls associated with the outbreak. On July 2, 2015, Barber Foods recalled 58,320 pounds of frozen chicken Kiev. They expanded the recall on July 12, 2015 to include a total of 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken breasts. These products were marked with use by/sell by dates of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016, and July 21, 2016.
Salmonella poisoning is a very common form of foodborne illness in the United States. Infection usually occurs after the consuming of contaminated food or water. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning will appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and nausea. In many cases, someone infected with Salmonella will recover on their own within a week. However in those with certain risk factors the illness may worsen or linger, making medical intervention necessary. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, contact a medical professional.