Tons of five-ounce, individually wrapped Chicken a la Kiev products are being recalled by a division of Koch Meats in connection with an outbreak in Minnesota of Salmonella Enteritidis. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requested the recall of Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Rib Meat “A La Kiev” under the brand name Antioch Farms. In all, the recall covers nearly 29,000 pounds of the frozen packets, made in Illinois.
The FSIS said in a press release that it requested the recall after matching the outbreak strain of Salmonella to a product sample taken from at least one of the six confirmed case patients. The Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC are continuing to investigate the outbreak, but the initial cluster of food poisoning illnesses happened from mid-August to late-September. The ready-to-cook Antioch Farms products under recall were made on July 2 and July 8, 2014. They were shipped to retail stores and distribution centers in Minnesota, the FSIS said.
PritzkerOlsen Attorneys has launched its own investigation of the outbreak and is accepting case patients as clients. You can contact the firm online for a free consultation about a possible Minnesota chicken Kiev lawsuit. Health officials have reminded consumers to follow label instructions for this raw product when handling and cooking, but the lead investigator for the Minnesota Department of Health said the outbreak may not necessarily be the result of user error.
The stuffed chicken breast recall applies to packets with “sell by” dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015. The products subject to recall also bear the establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS said it intends to publish a list of retailers where the Antioch Farms brand Chicken A La Kiev products were sold.