Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued to expand the July 2, 2015 recall to include additional products. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage, epidemiological information and distribution area.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2015 – Barber Foods, a Portland, Maine establishment, is recalling approximately 1,707,494 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Since the original recall on July 2, 2015, two more case-patients have been identified. The scope of this recall expansion now includes all products associated with contaminated source material.
On July 2, 2015, Barber Foods recalled approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken items produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
FSIS was notified of a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses on June 24, 2015. Working in conjunction with Minnesota State Departments of Health and Agriculture, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FSIS determined that there is a link between the frozen, raw, stuffed chicken products from Barber Foods and this illness cluster. Based on epidemiological evidence and traceback investigations, six case-patients have been identified in Minnesota and Wisconsin with illness onset dates ranging from April 5, 2015 to June 23, 2015 that link to the specific Barber Foods products. FSIS continues to work with public health partners on this investigation.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.
FSIS and the company are concerned that some products may be in consumers' freezers. Although the products subject to recall may appear to be cooked, these products are in fact uncooked (raw) and should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen. Particular attention needs to be paid to safely prepare and cook these raw poultry products to a temperature of 165° F checking at the center, the thickest part and the surface of the product.
These frozen, raw, stuffed chicken products were labeled with instructions identifying that the product was raw and included cooking instructions for preparation. Some case-patients reported following the cooking instructions on the label and using a food thermometer to confirm that the recommended temperature was achieved. Therefore, FSIS advises all consumers to treat these products like a raw chicken product. Hands and any surfaces, including surfaces that may have breading dislodged from the products, should be cleaned after contact with these raw products. Also, keep raw poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use one cutting board for raw poultry and a separate one for fresh produce and cooked foods.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at (844) 564-5555. Media with questions can contact Nick Vehr, Media Relations Spokesperson, at (513) 381-8347.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
|Brand||Product Name||Package Type & Size||Use By||Case Code||Production Date|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/17/2016||0950482203||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Crème Brie||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/17/2016||0950482205||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Canada Cordon Swiss||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/17/2016||0950482202||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/17/2016||0950482204||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/17/2016||0950482102||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/17/2016||0950482101||2/17/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders Crunchie||Case - 10 lb||Immediate use||0950491101||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders Italian||Case - 10 lb||Immediate use||0950491104||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/18/2016||0950492202||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Kiev||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/18/2016||0950492201||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders Italian Dual Label||Case - 10 lb||Immediate use||0950491103||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/18/2016||0950492101||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/18/2016||0950492102||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders Jumbo Crunchie||Case - 10 lb||Immediate use||0950491102||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/18/2015||0950492101||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Bulk Combos for Further Processing - Cooking||Immediate use||0950492203||2/18/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/19/2016||0950502104||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Asparagus and Cheese||Carton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/19/2016||0950502102||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950501103||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Carton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950501101||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950501102||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Case - 18-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950504001||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Kiev #2||Case - 9lb||Immediate use||0950501101||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese #2||Case - 9lb||Immediate use||0950501102||2/19/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Case - 24-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950511101||2/20/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Case - 20-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950512202||2/20/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Case - 20-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950512201||2/20/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/20/2016||0950512102||2/20/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/20/2016||0950512203||2/20/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/23/2016||0950542202||2/23/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders - Italian||Carton - 12-48oz||5/23/2016||0950541101||2/23/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Combo - Bulk for further processing||Immediate use||0950542102||2/23/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Combo - Bulk for further processing||Immediate use||0950542101||2/23/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders - Italian||Chicken Tenders - Italian||Immediate use||0950551103||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/24/2016||0950552202||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Crème Brie||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/24/2016||0950552203||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Asparagus and Cheese||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/24/2016||0950552201||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Tenders - Italian Dual Label||Case - 10 lb||Immediate use||0950551102||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/24/2016||0950552101||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Chicken Fingers||Carton - 12-48oz||5/24/2016||0950551101||2/24/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 2-4oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950562202||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950562201||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950564006||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950562102||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950562101||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950564002||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/25/2016||0950561101||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu #2||Case - 11.25 lb||Immediate use||0950561101||2/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Case - 24-7oz||Immediate use||0950572102||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Case - 24-7oz||Immediate use||0950572106||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Case - 36-4oz||Immediate use||0950572109||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon bleu||Carton - 6-6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/26/2016||0950571101||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Kiev||Case - 36-4oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572108||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Case - 24-7oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572104||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu||Case - 24 -7 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572103||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Royale||Case - 36 -4oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572101||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu||Case - 24 -7oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572107||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu||Case 24 -7 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||Immediate use||0950572105||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu #2||Case 11.25 lb||Immediate use||0950571101||2/26/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Case - 6 -6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/27/2016||0950582101||2/27/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/27/2016||0950582201||2/27/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu||Carton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||5/27/2016||0950581101||2/27/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Bleu #2||Case 11.25 lb||Immediate use||0950581101||2/27/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Blue||Carton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||6/3/2016||0950621101||3/3/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Swiss||Carton 8 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||3/1/2016||0950612101||3/3/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||6/22/2016||0950844001||3/25/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Blue #2||Case 11.25 lb||Immediate use||0951000001||4/10/2015|
|Barber Foods||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||4/29/2016||0951214008||5/1/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Swiss||Case - 24 -5 oz individually wrapped pouch||5/10/2016||0950844001||5/11/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Swiss||Carton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||8/12/2016||0951354002||5/15/2015|
|Barber Foods||Cordon Blue||Case - 24 -7 oz||N/A||0951402205||5/20/2015|
|Loblaw||Ham and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||3/2/2016||0950622202||3/3/2015|
|Loblaw||Garlic Butter||Carton - 2 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||3/2/2016||0950622201||3/3/2015|
|Loblaw||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton 2 -5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||3/2/2016||0950622203||3/3/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Ham and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/19/2016||0950502203||2/19/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Garlic Butter||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/19/2016||0950502201||2/19/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/19/2016||0950502202||2/19/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Parmesan||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/23/2016||0950542201||2/23/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Ham and Cheese||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||2/26/2016||0950572203||2/26/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Garlic Butter||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||2/26/2016||0950572201||2/26/2015|
|Loblaw No Name||Broccoli and Cheese||Carton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||2/26/2016||0950572202||2/26/2015|
|Loblaws No Name||Parmesan||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/17/2016||0950482201||2/17/2015|
|Meijer||Cordon bleu||Carton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees||5/19/2016||950502103||2/18/2015|
|Meijer||Chicken Kiev||Carton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees||2/19/2016||0950502101||2/19/2015|
|SYSCO||Cordon bleu||Case - 18-8oz Individually Pouched Entrees||Immediate use||0950514001||2/20/2015|
|Western Family||Parmesan||Carton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||2/25/2016||0950562103||2/25/2015|
|Western Family||Cordon Swiss||Carton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch||4/30/2016||0951214012||5/1/2015|
PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
Wash hands with soap water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Also, wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Clean spills immediately.
Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use one cutting board for raw meat, poultry and egg products and a separate one for fresh produce and cooked foods.
Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.
The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer to measure the internal temperature.
Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|