It's time to check your freezers again.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a second, very large frozen chicken recall. This time it involves nearly 2 million pounds of Aspen Foods products that may have been contaminated with salmonella.
The agency said Friday that it became concerned after three people in Minnesota became ill after consuming the chicken. Salmonella enteritidis, a common foodborne bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever in milder cases, can lead to more serious effects in those with weakened immune systems.
Last week, Barber Foods announced the recall of 1.7 million pounds of similar frozen chicken products after consumers in Minnesota and Wisconsin became ill.
Aspen Foods, a division of the Koch Poultry Company that sells products under numerous brand names at some of the country's largest retail supermarkets including Safeway and Aldi, said recalled products have “best if used by” dates between July 14, 2016 and Oct. 10, 2016 and include the following brands:
- Antioch Farms
- Buckley Farms
- Centrella Signature
- Chestnut Farms
- Family Favorites
- Koch Foods
- Market Day
- Oven Cravers
- Rosebud Farm
- Safeway Kitchens
Some sample labels can be found below. The full list can be found here.