PURCHASE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/CBS News) — The Stop & Shop grocery store chain has removed an assortment of stuffed chicken products from its shelves, following a recall by the maker due to concerns about salmonella.
Barber Foods recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of its frozen, stuffed chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service said at least six people in Minnesota and Wisconsin got sick. They ate the products between April and late June, CBS News reported.
The recall was first announced on July 2 and initially involved about 58,000 pounds of Barber Foods chicken products; the recall has since been expanded after more cases of illness were reported. CBS News reported.
The recall involves frozen, stuffed, raw chicken packaged in 6 individual pouches per box, in varieties including Chicken Kiev, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Tenders and Chicken Broccoli Cheese. A complete list is posted on the USDA’s website. The products were manufactured between February 17 and May 20, 2015, and were sold at supermarkets across the U.S. and Canada.
Recalled packages have a use by/sell by date of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016, or July 21, 2016, and a Lot Code number 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202.
Stop & Shop, which has locations around the Tri-State Area, has not received any reports of illness stemming from products sold at its store. But it issued has removed the products from sale.
Salmonella is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness, CBS News reported. Eating food contaminated with the bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever, with symptoms usually beginning within 12 to 72 hours after exposure.