Omaha Steaks of Omaha, NE, has recalled stuffed chicken breast products manufactured by Barber Foods, an AdvancePierre Foods company, due to potential Salmonella contamination, The recalled products were packed on five dates in 2015. A small amount of the product was sold under the Omaha Steaks label and bears the establishment#P-4230A. No other Omaha Steaks chicken products are included in this recall. Products involved in the recall and their date code, which can be found on the product label, include:
- Chicken Cordon Bleu date code ECREK
- Chicken Kiev date codes EIBOK and ECBIK
- Breast of Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese date codes ECEHK and ECEOK
The company has notified customers who have purchased these products or may have received these products as gifts. If you identify any of these products in your freezer, the company recommends discarding them immediately. For more information or questions pertaining to this recall, contact the Omaha Steaks customer care hotline at (877)-789-7117. Besides this recall of Omaha Steaks stuffed chicken breast products and the previous Barber Foods frozen, raw chicken products recall, Meijer and Sysco raw, frozen chicken products have also been recalled. There are two current outbreaks in the Midwest connected to these raw, frozen chicken products. In one outbreak, six people are infected with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis (five from Minnesota and one from Wisconsin). Two of these six people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. In the second outbreak, three people in Minnesota are reportedly infected with a different strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. Two of them have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), consumers should safely handle raw, frozen, breaded, pre-browned, and stuffed chicken products, regardless of brand, in order to prevent foodborne illness.
- Read the package carefully. Look for words like “Raw” or “Uncooked” to determine if the product is raw.
- The product may not look raw. It may appear to be pre-cooked because it may be breaded and browned.
- Follow cooking instructions exactly as they are written on the package.
- Use a food thermometer to check that the product has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, checking at the center, the thickest part, and the surface of the product.
- Color is NOT a reliable indicator that poultry has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.
- Clean and disinfect any surfaces and utensils that touched the raw product, including the product packaging, or any breading that falls off.
- Wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling the raw product.
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