“No Name” Brand Recalled Frozen Chicken Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Health officials in Canada announced the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak and the country’s food safety agency has posted a recall of “No Name” branded raw frozen breaded “chicken burgers.”
The cases were reported in eight provinces namely British Columbia ; Alberta ; Manitoba ; Ontario ; Quebec; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Health officials have recommended the following tips to consumers for the safe handling and cooking of raw poultry.
• Frozen raw breaded chicken products and raw poultry pieces must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) to ensure that they are safe to eat.
• Whole poultry must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
• Wash hands and surfaces often when handling raw poultry.
• Separate raw meats and poultry from other foods in the refrigerator.
• Refrigerate or freeze raw poultry promptly after purchasing.
• Cook all raw poultry to an internal temperature of 165ºF.
• Always follow manufacturer’s instructions provided on product packaging.
• Place cooked poultry on a clean plate or platter before serving.