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Milford Valley Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Buffalo Style February, 2008

Two persons developed Salmonellosis after eating Milford Valley Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Buffalo Style, produced by Serenade Foods, of Milford, Illinois. The identical strain of Salmonella Enteriditis was found in the food and from the stool of the case patients. While no recall was issued, the public was warned to avoid preparing these products in microwave ovens where they may not be cooked thoroughly. At least one of the ill persons had heated the chicken in the microwave.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Chicken, Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Stores, Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Milford Valley Farms, Dutch Farms, Kirkwood
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 7
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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