Updated | July 16, 2014 – 11:15 a.m.
The recall has been expanded to include additional dates. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation send out a press release today confirming the affected products were sold in Alaska.
Recalled products include:
- All Foster Farms, Sunland Chicken and private label poultry with the establishment numbers “P6137,” P6137A,” or “P7632” inside the USDA mark of inspection
- Foster Farms products with “use or freeze by” dates of March 16 – March 31, 2014 and Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2015
- Sunland Chicken products with “best by” dates of March 7 – March 11, 2015 and Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2015
A complete list with updates is available on the USDA website.
The company has recalled the chicken, which has been sold in retailers under the Foster Farms and Sunland Chicken labels. The company has had to recall other chicken products within the past year.
Last fall the USDA issued a public health alert after salmonella was reported in several states including Alaska. The Food Safety Inspection Service could not confirm the illnesses were connected with specific products and dates.
In the current recall, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says 29 states are reporting individuals infected with salmonella heidelberg.
Consumers should check their freezers for Foster Farms products with “use or freeze by” dates of March 16 to March 31, 2014.
Sunland chicken products have “best by” dates of March 7 through March 11, 2015.
Consumers should not eat the chicken.
Salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain that may begin 12 to 72 hours after eating the tainted food.
Salmonella can even be fatal in people with weak immune systems.