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Serenade Foods is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of various frozen raw, breaded, and pre-browned chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, a bacterium known to cause gastric distress. Indiana-based Serenade Foods produces Milford Valley and Kirkwood frozen and stuffed chicken that are sold at retailers nationwide, including Aldi.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the affected items were packaged on February 24 and 25 of this year. They bear the establishment number P-2375 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall includes the following products:

  • 5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of "Dutch Farms Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese" with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023
  • 5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of "Milford Valley Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese" with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023
  • 10-oz box of two individually plastic-wrapped packages of "Milford Valley Chicken Cordon Bleu" with lot code CB 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023
  • 5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of "Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese" with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023
  • 5-oz individually plastic-wrapped packages of "Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu" with lot code CB 1056 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 25 2023
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FSIS has been investigating a multi-state outbreak of 28 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis. These cases' onset dates range from February 21 to June 28, 2021. As part of their investigation, FSIS was able to test raw, frozen, breaded chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese from an ill person's home. The chicken product did test positive for the bacterium.

If you have any of these recalled products, USDA advises you to throw the food away or return it to the place of purchase. Do not consume them.

Eating food contaminated with Salmonella may cause a food-borne bacterial illness known as salmonellosis. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 12 to 72 hours of eating the affected product. The elderly, infants, and immunocompromised people can experience severe symptoms that necessitate hospitalization. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.