Chicken Liver Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 179 from 6 States
In a November 22, 2011 announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 179 people from 6 states were part of a Salmonella outbreak linked to the consumption of kosher broiled chicken livers sold by Schreiber Processing Corp. of Maspeth, New York, under the MealMart brand. The chicken livers had been distributed to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Florida.
Salmonella cases associated with the chicken liver outbreak were reported to public health agencies from March to October of 2011. At least 25 people were hospitalized due to the severity of their Salmonella infections.
Salmonella Cases Reported By State
- New York: 99
- New Jersey: 61
- Pennsylvania: 10
- Maryland: 6
- Ohio: 2
- Minnesota: 1
MealMart Kosher Chicken Livers Recalled for Salmonella
Schreiber Processing recalled its MealMart brand kosher broiled chicken livers after they were determined to be the source of the Salmonella outbreak. The strain of Salmonella associated with the outbreak has been found in samples of kosher broiled chicken livers and in samples of chopped liver made from the same broiled chicken liver produced by MealMart. Though consumers reported that they believed the chicken liver product to be fully cooked, it is not safe to eat without additional cooking.
The kosher broiled chicken livers were sold in 10-pound boxes that contained two 5-pound bags of chicken livers or loose-packed broiled chicken livers. They are often repackaged and sold in smaller quantities or as chopped liver sold at delis. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has posted information about this recall on the USDA website.
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