Salmonella outbreaks seems to have become quite popular within the past months in the United States. The most recent report indicates that the products of a very famous chicken brand might have been affected by the bacteria recently.
Thus, Aspen Foods had to recall almost 2 million pounds of frozen chicken from the market, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to reports of Salmonella infestation.
These chicken products were released between the 15th of April and the 10th of July and they include Buckley Farms, Acclaim, Centrella Signature, Antioch Farms, Family Favorites, Chestnut Farms, Koch Foods, Oven Cravers, Market Day, Rosebud Farm, Rose, Safeway Chickens, Roundy’s Sysco, Shaner’s and Schwan’s.
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said they were informed of cases of illness related to salmonella infestation on June 23rd, 2015.
According to officials, the items that were subjected to recall have the number P-1358 within the USDA mark of inspection. It seems that these products can be found in stores all over the United States.
The USDA also reported that there were cases in which people became ill even if they had properly cooked the chicken products, following the instructions on the packet. This is why people are now encouraged to treat any items produced by Aspen as if they were raw meat that hasn’t been cooked at all.
Moreover, people should not hesitate to call the USDA if they have anything to report related to this matter.
Salmonella is regarded as a dangerous type of bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. It may be found in both cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals and various products, such as eggs or unpasteurized milk , that are produced by the affected animals.
When it affects humans, it usually causes symptoms that are similar to food poisoning. These include diarrhea, fever, vomiting and upset stomach. In many of the cases, these symptoms may go away without medical treatment. However, if the person’s immune system is compromised or weak, it can lead to more severe symptoms or even death.
It is an odd coincidence that on the same day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they would withdraw about 20,000 pounds of chicken-nugget products that might be infected with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.
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