U.S. issues health alert for Foster Farms chicken products

by Reuters
Monday, 7 October 2013 22:32 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday it had issued a public health alert after raw chicken products produced by three facilities of privately owned Foster Farms in California sickened hundreds of people.

"The outbreak is continuing," USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

The estimated 278 illnesses, caused by strains of Salmonella Heidelberg, were reported in 18 states, mostly in California, and the chicken products were distributed mostly to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington State, USDA said. (Reporting by Ros Krasny)

Latest News
Comments Close
U.S. issues health alert for Foster Farms chicken products

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus