Aspen Foods Recalls Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken


Literally one day after we post a story about 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets being recalled over fears of staph contamination fears, there’s a much bigger number taking place.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Just yesterday the federal agency announced the recall.  They reported in a news release that there was a link between the products of Aspen foods and three people in the state of Minnesota getting infected with salmonella.  The agency says that even though the products are stuffed and breaded and appear to look cooked, they are in fact raw.

The products were shipped nationwide and have the establishment number “P-1358” in the USDA inspection mark. Brands associated with the recall include Kirkwood, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens and Spartan. Many of the items included in the recall are breaded products such as chicken cordon bleu and chicken kiev.   Just last week The Department of Agriculture said that Barber Foods of Maine is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken products over salmonella concerns.

It would appear that none of us are safe these days.  Can we even eat anything anymore?  When is this going to stop?


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