Iowa processor recalls 20K lbs. of RTE chicken salad

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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The product is linked to 37 Salmonella-related illnesses in the state.
 
WASHINGTON – Ackley, Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. is recalling approximately 20,630 lbs. of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS was notified by health officials in Iowa on Feb. 9 of an investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses. A link was made between the chicken salad from Triple T Specialty Meats and this outbreak, according to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals and Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory. Based on an epidemiological investigation, 37 confirmed patients have been identified in Iowa, with illness onset dates ranging from Jan. 14 to Feb. 6.

The Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals and Dept. of Public Health issued a joint Consumer Advisory for chicken salad purchased at Fareway grocery stores on Feb. 13, advising consumers to throw away any remaining chicken salad product. The chicken salad product subject to the recall was purchased from Jan. 4 to Feb. 9 in various weight containers from the deli sections in Fareway grocery stores.

The Triple T Specialty Meats ready-to-eat chicken salad items were produced on various dates between Jan. 2, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2018. The products bear establishment number “P-21011” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The products include:

  • 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.

FSIS continues to work with state and federal health officials to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to this product, including illnesses in states outside of Iowa.

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