Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products

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Posted August 11, 2021

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 28  (11 new)
  • Hospitalizations: 11  (3 new)
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 8  (2 new)
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active
Packaging of select items from this outbreak

Recalled Food

Frozen, raw chicken products that are breaded, pre-browned, and stuffed

  • Dutch Farms Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese (lot code BR 1055; best if used by Feb 24 2023)
  • Milford Valley Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese (lot code BR 1055; best if used by Feb 24 2023)
  • Milford Valley Chicken Cordon Bleu (lot code BR 1055; best if used by Feb 24 2023)
  • Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese (lot code BR 1055; best if used by Feb 24 2023)
  • Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu (lot code BR 1056; best if used by Feb 25 2023)

All products have the establishment number “P-2375” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s mark of inspection. See recall noticeexternal icon for more details.

The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in unopened packages of raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken that were collected from a sick person’s home.

What You Should Do

If you have recalled products at home:

  • Do not eat or cook them. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

For all other raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products:

  • Follow cooking instructions exactly as written on the label. Do not cook them using a microwave, air fryer, or other methods not stated on the label; these methods do not always cook raw chicken products fully.
  • Use a food thermometer to check that the center of the chicken has reached 165°F, a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria. Color is not a reliable way to tell if the chicken is safe to eat.
  • Wash your hands before and after handling raw chicken products. Wash surfaces and containers that have touched raw chicken using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • Keep raw chicken products away from food that will be eaten uncooked and food that has already been cooked.

Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
    • Not peeing much
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Feeling dizzy when standing up
What Businesses Should Do
  • Do not sell or serve recalled products.
  • Wash and sanitize containers and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled products.
Symptoms of Salmonella
  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.