A Maspeth, N.Y. establishment is currently recalling an undetermined amount of broiled chicken liver products that have been linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis illnesses in New Jersey and New York. The products in question were distributed to retail stores and institutional users in Maryland, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Rhode Island. Consumption of foods contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can be life-threatening, especially to those with compromised immune systems.
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What’s the problem?
November 9, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that Schreiber Processing Corporation is recalling the following chicken liver products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg:
- 10 lb. boxes with two, 5 lb. bags of "Meal Mart Broiled Chicken Liver; Made for Further Thermal Processing"
- 10 lb. boxes of loose packed "Chicken Liver Broiled"
The illnesses connected to this recall have been associated with broiled chicken livers which may appear to be ready-to-eat, but are in actuality only partially cooked and require additional cooking prior to being eaten. This outbreak has also been connected to chopped liver made from this product at retail establishments.
The outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was identified by routine sampling conducted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The products included in this recall have been repackaged and cannot be identified by the original packaging information.
The particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg identified in this outbreak appears to be separate and distinct from another strain linked to ground turkey recalled earlier this year.
Eating food contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg can lead to salmonellosis, an extremely serious bacterial foodborne illness. Salmonellosis infections can be potentially fatal, and are especially dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. The most common signs and symptoms of a salmonella food poisoning infection include:
- abdominal chills
- vomiting that can last up to a week
Unfortunately, Salmonella Heidelberg is resistant to a number of commonly-prescribed antibiotics, which makes this particular strain likely to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and possible treatment failure in infected individuals.
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