A Maine poultry company that sells products to several retailers including a popular grocery store chain in the tri-state and New England has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.
Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, is recalling several products, including ones supplied to Stop & Shop, a grocery chain that operates throughout downstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Portland Press Herald reports the frozen chicken affected by the recall was produced between Feb. 17 and May 20 and distributed throughout the United States and Canada.
Stop & Shop said it is pulling several items supplied by Barber Foods from its shelves. Customers who have bought the items can return them for a full refund.
Monday's recall is an expansion of a July 2 recall of 58,000 pounds of food. That was prompted by six illnesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Two more patients have been identified since then.
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Barber is a division of AdvancePierre Foods Inc. A spokesman for the company says Barber is collaborating with the USDA to change production practices to reduce salmonella.
The recalled items that were sold at Stop & Shop stores are listed below.
PRODUCT RECALL: Barber Foods Chicken Products
- Barber Brie Stuffed Chicken with UPC 7346190788
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Broccoli and Cheese with UPC 7346197653
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Broccoli & Cheese with UPC 7346128501
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu with UPC 7346197603
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu with UPC 7346102108
- Barber Stuffed Chicken Kiev with UPC 7346102109