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ICYMI: Last PCA Sentences, Animal Antibiotics, Contaminated Cukes

In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: The final two defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America case, Daniel Kilgore and Samuel Lightsey, were sentenced Thursday, Oct. 1, in Albany, GA, to six and three years in prison, respectively. The two men made… Continue Reading

Aspen Foods Expands Recall of Frozen, Raw, Stuffed and Breaded Chicken Entrées

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, that Aspen Foods of Chicago is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat and may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Production codes and descriptions of the recalled products are at the… Continue Reading

CDC: Five MN Salmonella Cases Linked to Aspen Foods Chicken Entrées

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are currently investigating two separate outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees. The two outbreaks are caused by different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis, CDC stated in an update… Continue Reading

CDC: 12 Illnesses Linked to Raw, Frozen, Stuffed Chicken Entrées

Update: This article on the ongoing chicken entreé outbreak was updated on the evening of Wednesday, July 29, to reflect a new case count. Original story below: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its investigation into one of two separate Salmonella outbreaks linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entreés produced by Barber Foods…. Continue Reading

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Frozen, Raw Stuffed Chicken Products Recalled

Aspen Foods, a division of Koch Poultry Company of Chicago is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken items were produced between April 15, 2015 and July 10, 2015 with “best if used by” dates between July… Continue Reading

Update: FSIS Posts Retail Distribution List for Recalled Chicken Products

(Update: On Wednesday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted a 13-page distribution list of retail stories in CO, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NV, RI, VT, UT, WI and WY which may have received this recalled product.) Chicago-based Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products shipped to… Continue Reading