Washington, D.C.–Twenty-eight people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from eight states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
Eleven people across the states were hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
CDC officials said product testing results show that frozen, raw chicken products that are breaded, pre-browned, and stuffed are the likely source of the Salmonella outbreak.
On August 9, Serenade Foods recalled approximately 59,251 pounds of frozen raw breaded stuffed chicken products that bear establishment number “P-2375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products are sold under multiple brands, including Dutch Farms, Milford Valley, and Kirkwood.
The CDC advises the public not to eat, sell, or serve any recalled products. Throw the chicken products away or return them to where you bought them.
Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating a recalled product.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramping 6 hours to 6 days after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient is hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other parts of the body. Children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.