A salmonella outbreak that has infected at least 17 people is being linked back to frozen breaded chicken products, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Infections have been reported across six states between the months of February 2021 to May 2021.
It is believed that the salmonella infections are linked to frozen breaded chicken products, the investigation found out. Specifically frozen chicken cordon bleu by the brand Kirkwood. This conclusion was determined after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested five frozen breaded chicken products from a grocery store where one reportedly ill person purchased them.
Those tests revealed that the salmonella outbreak strain was found in two samples of Kirkwood's chicken cordon bleu. This brand and product are mainly sold at Aldi grocery stores although may be available elsewhere.
Illnesses have been reported in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and New York. There is a chance that more than 17 cases connected to the same products have occurred, but because many individuals don't seek medical attention there is no telling how many salmonella infections related to the outbreak there are.
No official recall has been issued quite yet, but if you have the Kirkwood brand chicken cordon bleu in your freezer be sure to dispose of it without consuming to be safe. When cooking chicken products, make sure the good reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. It's also important to always read your food's label to see if the meat is raw prior to preparing it.
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