Iowa Company Recalls 20,600 Pounds of Chicken Salad Due to Salmonella

Better check your prepared chicken salad packages-Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. of Ackley, Iowa, has recalled over 20,600 pounds of their ready-to-eat chicken salad due to salmonella concerns. Last week, Iowa health officials released a public heath warning about the chicken salad and this week the USDA-regulated manufacturer is recalling the entire product. 

The products were produced between January 2, 2018 and February 7, 2018 and contain this a label that looks like this:

Chicken Salad Recall
USDA

The recalled products were sent to Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The following chicken salad products have been recalled:

  • 3950 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/02/18.
  • 1250 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/03/18.
  • 3700 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/12/18.
  • 2010-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/19/18.
  • 3660-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/24/18.
  • 2770-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 01/31/18.
  • 3290-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with "CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY" on the label with a pack date of 02/07/18.

There are currently 37 confirmed cases and 78 probable cases in Iowa. The The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory have since determined that there is a significant relationship between the outbreak and the prepared chicken salad. 

The Department of Health is advising that customers throw out any chicken salad bought from Fareway stores immediately and consult medical help if symptoms of salmonellosis arise. The symptoms include diarrhea, cramps of the stomach and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating the contaminated product. While most recover from the foodborne illness without medical treatment, older adults and patients with weaker immune systems may require treatment.

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