Minnesota Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Chicken
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health and agriculture officials say six recent salmonella cases in the state have been linked to raw, frozen chicken entrees.
Officials say the product is Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast with a U.S. Department of Agriculture stamped code of P-1358. The product is sold at many grocery store chains.
Investigators from the Minnesota departments of health and agriculture determined six cases of salmonella infection from August to September were due to the same bacterial strain. One person was hospitalized.
Officials say this is the first salmonella outbreak in Minnesota since improvements were made in 2008 in labeling the products. The current labels clearly say the product is raw.
Consumers need to cook all raw poultry to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.