July 14, 2014

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

EDITOR'S NOTE: This release was updated July 12 to further clarify and correct "Use or Freeze by" and "Best by" date ranges, as well as to provide an updated product list. The product list remains the same and the recall is not expanded.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Foster Farms chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

The recalled product includes fresh and frozen chicken products sold by retailers under Foster Farms or private label brand names, with varying "use or freeze by" dates ranging from March 16 through March 31, 2014 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015, and frozen Sunland Chicken products with "best by" dates from March 7 through March 11, 2015 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015.

Consumers will only be able to locate such dates on fresh product retail packaging. [Other dates can be found on bulk master cases of products.] The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P6137," P6137A" or "P7632" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The chicken products were produced from March 7 through March 13, 2014. These products were shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-044-2014-release.