Advice to Consumers, Retailers and Restaurants

Final Update

This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of illness in the United States. For more information about Salmonella and steps that people can take to reduce their risk of infection, visit CDC’s Salmonella webpage.

Photo of chicken salad.


On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. recalledExternal all chicken salad produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018. The recalled chicken salad was sold in containers of various weights from the deli at Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota from January 4, 2018 to February 9, 2018.

Advice to Consumers, Retailers, and Restaurants

  • CDC recommends people do not eat any remaining recalled chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores, including any that has been frozen. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve recalled chicken salad.
    • Even if some of the chicken salad was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away. Put it in a sealed bad in the trash so that children, pets, and other animals can’t eat it.
    • Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators or freezers where chicken salad was stored.
    • If you don’t remember the date when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, don’t eat it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled chicken salad.
    • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
      • Diarrhea
      • Fever
      • Abdominal cramps