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Product Recall Shelf Notice
Advance Pierre Foods, is recalling certain Use by dates of Barber Foods Chicken products (listed below) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.
The following Barber Foods products and date ranges were shipped to Smart & Final and are subject to this recall:
These frozen, raw, stuffed chicken products were labeled with instructions identifying that the product was raw and included cooking instructions for preparation. Some case-patients reported following the cooking instructions on the label and using a food thermometer to confirm that the recommended temperature was achieved. Therefore, FSIS advises all consumers to treat these products like a raw chicken product. Hands and any surfaces, including surfaces that may have breading dislodged from the products, should be cleaned after contact with these raw products. Also, keep raw poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use one cutting board for raw poultry and a separate one for fresh produce and cooked foods.
Consumers with questions can contact Advance Pierre directly at (844) 564-5555 between 8:30 am – 7:30 pm (CT) or go to their website at http://www.advancepierre.com/Brands/Barber-Foods.aspx