Salmonella Illness Prompts Foster Farms Recall of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

July 4, 2014 2:07 PM

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A Salmonella illness has prompted a Foster Farms recall of boneless, skinless chicken breast produced in March. The limited recall, which now only applies to products consumers may have frozen, is the only recall the company has issued in the 10 months since it was first linked to a Salmonella outbreak that had sickened at least 574 people in 27 states by the end of May. It was issued at the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) “because this product is known to be associated with a specific illness,” according to the announcement.

On the packaging of recalled products, the establishment number “P6137,” P6137A” or “P7632” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled boneless, skinless chicken products, produced March 8, 10 and 11, were shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distrib...

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