1.7 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Recalled: Everything You Need to Know

barber foods recallIf you were thinking of defrosting some chicken for dinner tonight, you'd better read this first! Barber Foods is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen, stuffed chicken products.


Here, all the details you need to know:

The recalled items, which include chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese, asparagus and cheese, and ham and cheese; the brand's chicken fingers; and their Chicken Kiev and Cordon Bleu were produced between Feb. 17 and May 20, 2015. And the products in question will have the establishment number "P-276" inside the USDA mark of inspection, located beside the product descriptions on the package.

They've been shipped throughout the U.S. and Canada, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture believes they may be responsible for at least six cases of salmonella poisoning. In a statement, the USDA explained: 

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.

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If you've happened to serve any of the above items to your family unwittingly, keep an eye out for any symptoms of exposure to salmonella: fever, diarrhea, and cramping, all within 12 to 72 hours of exposure.

Barber's previous recall, issued July 2, included their 2-pound, 4-ounce box of six individually wrapped pieces of breaded, boneless, raw stuffed chicken breasts, with use- or sell-by dates of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016, and July 21, 2016. Lot code numbers for those products were 0950292102, 0950512101, and 0951132202.

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