A Salmonella outbreak associated with frozen raw breaded stuffed chicken is reported by FSIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella Enteritidis that may be associated with frozen, raw, breaded, and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. The products are labeled "chicken cordon bleu," chicken with "broccoli and cheese," or "chicken Kiev." Cases have been identified with illness onset dates ranging from February 21, 2021, to May 7, 2021. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected frozen, raw, breaded, stuffed chicken products from a retail store, and the raw product samples tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.  FSIS did not request a recall because they could not connect the positive lot to the patients. The CDC investigation showed that as of June 2, 2021, 17 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis had been reported from 6 states (Arizona, Minnesota, Indiana, Indiana, Michigan, and New York). Eight patients have been hospitalized. The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in 2 samples of Kirkwood's Chicken Cordon Bleu.

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