October 14, 2008: 4 Salmonella Cases Reported In Wisconsin

Wisconsin state health officials issued a news release yesterday, reminding residents to thoroughly cook raw chicken products after four Wisconsin residents contracted Salmonella food poisoning.  The four individuals were part of a 12 state Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 32 people.  Please see Looks Cooked But Really Raw and USDA Issues Health Alert.

The four cases of Salmonella food poisoning were reported in the following Wisconsin counties: Milwaukee County (1), Ozaukee County (1), and Washington County (2).

The culprits in this multistate Salmonella outbreak are Milford Valley Farms’ raw, frozen, stuffed chicken cordon blue and chicken kiev which have been breaded and pre-browned, giving the products the appearance of having been precooked.  Recent reports indicate that the product was also marketed under the brand names Kirkwood and Dutch Farms.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services advises consumers of the following:

Consumers should cook these products in a conventional oven following package instructions, and use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165°F before consuming. The products should not be cooked in a microwave oven.

To learn more about Salmonella food poisoning, please see Salmonella Symptoms, or visit out additional website http://www.foodpoisoning.com/.

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