The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a recall for pre-made chicken salad after 65 people reported salmonella infections. A follow-up report suggests the number of infected has nearly tripled to 170, with cases now reported in Texas.
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According to Tech Times, the recall originally affected chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, resulting in more than 20,000 pounds of potentially contaminated product being recalled. The recall was relatively limited to the Midwest as the chicken salad was only sold through Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Unfortunately, the scope of the recall now seems much larger, with cases of salmonella being reported as far away as Texas. Since their original report, 105 more victims have been diagnosed with salmonella, and a total of 62 people have been hospitalized.
Additionally, the number of infected people is expected to increase even further. Customers are urged to throw away any chicken salad from Fareway grocery stores provided that the product was produced between January 2 and February 7. If you cannot tell or have doubts of when your chicken salad was produced, err on the side of caution and dispose of the product.
The following information was provided by the CDC:
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