Foster Farm has issued a recall on various raw chicken products that may have been contaminated by a specific strain of Salmonella.
This recall follows the October 2013 recall after illnesses were reported in several states which at that time Food Safety Inspection Service was unable to confirm that the illnesses were associated with a specific product and production period.
The recalled products include those sold by retailers under the Foster Farms and Sunland Chicken brand names and bear the establishment numbers “P6137″, “P6137A”, and “P7632″ in the USDA mark of inspection.
The Foster Farm products have “use or freeze by” dates from March 16 to March 31, 2014. The Sunland products will have “best by” dates of March 7 through March 1, 2015.
The Alaska DEC has confirmed these products were available in Alaska and as of July 2, 2014, a total of 612 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 29 states, including Alaska.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the company’s Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-800-338-8051 or click here for a complete list of recalled items.