1.7 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Recalled Over Salmonella Scare

Before you fire up the grill for dinner tonight, you may want to take a second look at the frozen chicken you have in your fridge.

Barber Foods, a poultry company based in Maine, has extended a recall of frozen chicken originally announced on July 2 due to fears of the bacteria, salmonella. According to Fox News, an estimated 1.7 million pounds of chicken, in the U.S. and Canada, are affected by the recall of poultry produced by the company between Feb. 17 and May 20.

“Although the products subject to recall may appear to be cooked, these products are in fact uncooked and should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement.

Those sickened by salmonella may suffer from severe fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps that may last up to one week. The recall extension was issued after patients in Wisconsin and Minnesota reported symptoms that matched salmonella poisoning after eating the company’s products.

According to Time, some of the recalled products include chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese, chicken fingers and Cordon Bleu. The full list of recalled products from Barber Foods is available from the USDA here.

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1.7 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Recalled Over Salmonella Scare