The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has joined public health officials in two other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a foodborne outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with pre-packaged stuffed chicken products. The OSDH is informing consumers of the products that have been recalled due to this outbreak, and urges persons who purchase raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees, regardless of brand, to always use sound food hygiene procedures to prevent foodborne illness.
As of July 16, 10 cases in three states, including Minnesota (8), Wisconsin (1), and Oklahoma (1), have been linked to two multistate Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks. Several brands of frozen, raw chicken products have been recalled, including Barber Foods, Meijer, Sysco, and Omaha Steaks. These products were packaged in smaller quantities for home use and in larger quantities for institutional purchase.
Specific Recommendations regarding this Recall:
Oklahomans should check their freezers for the recalled frozen, stuffed chicken entrees (chicken Kiev, chicken cordon bleu, and chicken with broccoli and cheese). The recalled products, regardless of brand, will have one of the following two numbers on the packaging: “P-276″ or “P-4230A.”
These products should not be prepared or eaten.