The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a salmonella outbreak in six states linked to raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken.
As of June 2, 17 people have reportedly gotten sick and eight people have been hospitalized. Six states including Arizona, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Michigan, and Indiana have reported cases in connection to the outbreak.
No deaths have been reported.
The CDC said data estimates that illnesses started between February 21 to May 7. Those that have reportedly fallen ill range in age from 3 to 83.
The agency said testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture of five raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products found the outbreak strain in two samples of Kirkwood’s Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Currently, no recall notice has been issued.
- Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria.
- The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
- In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient is hospitalized.
- Children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe illness.
If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.