A variety of frozen, ready-to-cook stuffed chicken breasts are involved in a nationwide recall due to salmonella concerns.  The food product - manufactured and processed by Serenade Foods is sold under the Kirkwood, Milford Valley, and Dutch Farms brand labels at Aldi.

The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a Public Health Alert in regards to the products.  As part of that release, the agency specifically warned of the link between the affected "frozen, raw, beaded, and pre-browned stuffed chicken products" and salmonella.

The FSIS collected product sample in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The agency has been working with the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevntion and public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of 28 salmonella Enteritis illness in 8 states - with onset dates ranging from February 21 through June 28, 2021".  As part of that investigation, "unopened intact packages of raw, frozen, breaded chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese were collected from an ill person's home and tested positive."

Here's a run down of what specific brands are included in the recall:

  • 5-ounce 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-ounce 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-ounce 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-ounce 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-ounce individually plastic-wrapped packages of "KIRKWOOD Raw Stuffed Chicken CORDON BLEU" with lot code CB 1056 and BEST IF USED BY  FEB 25 2023

 

The items were specifically produced on February 24, 2021 and February 25, 2021.

Here's a look at some of the product and packaging of the chicken products included in the recall effort:

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If you're looking for placement of the "lot codes" and "best by" locations on the packaging, the USDA provided a guide:

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Consumers who have the recalled products in their possession are urged not to consume them.  Throw them away or bring them back to the store where they were purchased.

Additional questions can be directed to the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline:  1-888-674-6854.

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