Barber Foods Recalls Stuffed Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination
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 Agricultures 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:
- 2-lb. 4-oz. cardboard box containing 6 individually pouched pieces of BARBER FOODS PREMIUM ENTREES BREADED-BONELESS RAW STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH RIB MEAT KIEV with use by/sell by date of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016 and July 21, 2016 and Lot Code number 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202.
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 165Â¯ 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.
BrandProduct NamePackage Type & SizeUse ByCase CodeProduction Date
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/17/201609504822032/17/2015
Barber FoodsCrÃ¤me BrieCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/17/201609504822052/17/2015
Barber FoodsCanada Cordon SwissCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/17/201609504822022/17/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/17/201609504822042/17/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/17/201609504821022/17/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6/6oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/17/201609504821012/17/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders CrunchieCase - 10 lbImmediate use09504911012/18/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders ItalianCase - 10 lbImmediate use09504911042/18/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/18/201609504922022/18/2015
Barber FoodsChicken KievCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/18/201609504922012/18/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders Italian Dual LabelCase - 10 lbImmediate use09504911032/18/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/18/201609504921012/18/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/18/201609504921022/18/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders Jumbo CrunchieCase - 10 lbImmediate use09504911022/18/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 8-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/18/201509504921012/18/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuBulk Combos for Further Processing - CookingImmediate use09504922032/18/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/19/201609505021042/19/2015
Barber FoodsAsparagus and CheeseCarton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/19/201609505021022/19/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505011032/19/2015
Barber FoodsKievCarton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505011012/19/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 24-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505011022/19/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCase - 18-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505040012/19/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Kiev #2Case - 9lbImmediate use09505011012/19/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and Cheese #2Case - 9lbImmediate use09505011022/19/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCase - 24-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505111012/20/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCase - 20-6oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505122022/20/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCase - 20-6oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505122012/20/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/20/201609505121022/20/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-6oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/20/201609505122032/20/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/23/201609505422022/23/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders - ItalianCarton - 12-48oz5/23/201609505411012/23/2015
Barber FoodsKievCombo - Bulk for further processingImmediate use09505421022/23/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCombo - Bulk for further processingImmediate use09505421012/23/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders - ItalianChicken Tenders - ItalianImmediate use09505511032/24/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/24/201609505522022/24/2015
Barber FoodsCrÃ¤me BrieCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/24/201609505522032/24/2015
Barber FoodsAsparagus and CheeseCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/24/201609505522012/24/2015
Barber FoodsChicken Tenders - Italian Dual LabelCase - 10 lbImmediate use09505511022/24/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/24/201609505521012/24/2015
Barber FoodsChicken FingersCarton - 12-48oz5/24/201609505511012/24/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 2-4oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505622022/25/2015
Barber FoodsKievCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505622012/25/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505640062/25/2015
Barber FoodsKievCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505621022/25/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505621012/25/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505640022/25/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/25/201609505611012/25/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleu #2Case - 11.25 lbImmediate use09505611012/25/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCase - 24-7ozImmediate use09505721022/26/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCase - 24-7ozImmediate use09505721062/26/2015
Barber FoodsKievCase - 36-4ozImmediate use09505721092/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon bleuCarton - 6-6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/26/201609505711012/26/2015
Barber FoodsKievCase - 36-4oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721082/26/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCase - 24-7oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721042/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BleuCase - 24 -7 oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721032/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon RoyaleCase - 36 -4oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721012/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BleuCase - 24 -7oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721072/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BleuCase 24 -7 oz Individually Wrapped PouchImmediate use09505721052/26/2015
Barber FoodsCordon Bleu #2Case 11.25 lbImmediate use09505711012/26/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCase - 6 -6oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/27/201609505821012/27/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/27/201609505822012/27/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BleuCarton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch5/27/201609505811012/27/2015
Barber FoodsCordon Bleu #2Case 11.25 lbImmediate use09505811012/27/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BlueCarton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch6/3/201609506211013/3/2015
Barber FoodsCordon SwissCarton 8 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch3/1/201609506121013/3/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch6/22/201609508440013/25/2015
Barber FoodsCordon Blue #2Case 11.25 lbImmediate use09510000014/10/2015
Barber FoodsBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch4/29/201609512140085/1/2015
Barber FoodsCordon SwissCase - 24 -5 oz individually wrapped pouch5/10/201609508440015/11/2015
Barber FoodsCordon SwissCarton - 6-6 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch8/12/201609513540025/15/2015
Barber FoodsCordon BlueCase - 24 -7 ozN/A09514022055/20/2015
LoblawHam and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch3/2/201609506222023/3/2015
LoblawGarlic ButterCarton - 2 -5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch3/2/201609506222013/3/2015
LoblawBroccoli and CheeseCarton 2 -5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch3/2/201609506222033/3/2015
Loblaw No NameHam and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/19/201609505022032/19/2015
Loblaw No NameGarlic ButterCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/19/201609505022012/19/2015
Loblaw No NameBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/19/201609505022022/19/2015
Loblaw No NameParmesanCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/23/201609505422012/23/2015
Loblaw No NameHam and CheeseCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch2/26/201609505722032/26/2015
Loblaw No NameGarlic ButterCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch2/26/201609505722012/26/2015
Loblaw No NameBroccoli and CheeseCarton - 2-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch2/26/201609505722022/26/2015
Loblaws No NameParmesanCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/17/201609504822012/17/2015
MeijerCordon bleuCarton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees5/19/20169505021032/18/2015
MeijerChicken KievCarton - 6/5oz Individually Pouched Entrees2/19/201609505021012/19/2015
SYSCOCordon bleuCase - 18-8oz Individually Pouched EntreesImmediate use09505140012/20/2015
Western FamilyParmesanCarton - 6-5oz Individually Wrapped Pouch2/25/201609505621032/25/2015
Western FamilyCordon SwissCarton - 2-5 oz Individually Wrapped Pouch4/30/201609512140125/1/2015
PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
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.
- Beef, Pork, Lamb, & Veal (steaks, roasts, chops): 145Â¯F with a three minute rest time
- Ground meat: 160Â¯F
- Whole poultry, poultry breasts, & ground poultry: 165Â¯F
- Fish: 145Â¯F
Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90ÃŸ F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.