Massive chicken recall grows: 561,000 more pounds could be contaminated by Salmonella, Aspen warns

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WASHINGTON – A Chicago company is expanding a massive recall of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products being sold under a multitude of brands.

Aspen Foods is recalling 561,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

See a full list of products from recall expansion that are not-ready-to-eat

See a full list of products from recall expansion that are part of a variety pack

The chicken items were produced between August 25, 2015 and September 17, 2015, and have “best if used by” dates of August 23, 2016 to December 15, 2016.  The brands affected include:

  • Acclaim
  • Antioch Farms
  • Buckley Farms
  • Centrella Signature
  • Chestnut Farms
  • Family Favorites
  • Home Dining Selections
  • Kirkwood
  • Koch Foods
  • Market Day
  • Oven Cravers
  • Rose
  • Rosebud Farm
  • Roundy’s
  • Safeway Kitchens
  • Schwan’s
  • Shaner’s
  • Spartan
  • Sysco

The expansion comes after a July 15 recall of roughly 1,978,680 pounds of chicken produced between April 15, 2015 and July 10, 2015 with “best if used by” dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016.  Five people who became ill in Minnesota were linked to the contaminated chicken.

Consumers are asked to check the USDA mark of inspection — it it reads “P-1358” then the item is being recalled.

See a list of products from the original recall

Anyone who bought the chicken that is being recalled should either throw it away or return it.

Salmonella can cause severe illness in older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems.  For most people, the bacterial illness causes 4-7 days of diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.