Nearly 2 million lbs of chicken products recalled over salmonella risk
Aspen Foods, a division of fresh and frozen poultry product supplier Koch Poultry Company, is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of food products over fears of salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported on July 17.
The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-1358” and “best if used by” dates ranging from July 14, 2016 to October 10, 2016, and were sold under 19 brands. The affected items were distributed nationwide at some of the country’s biggest supermarkets. To date, the company has received three reports of illnesses associated with the issue.
Salmonella Enteritidis is a bacterium that can cause food-borne illnesses. Symptoms associated with salmonella infection include bouts of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, and are particularly harmful in those with weakened immune systems.
Unsanitary practices in food handling and packaging significantly increase the risk of salmonella contamination. If you think a defective food product has caused you harm in Detroit, our team of product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., is willing to assess if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (248) 948-9696 for a free, non-obligatory evaluation of your case.