Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. has recalled more than 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The ready-to-eat chicken salad items were produced between January 2 and February 7. These items were shipped to Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
On February 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified by health officials in Iowa of an investigation. The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory determined that there is a link between the chicken salad from Triple T and an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium.
Based on epidemiological investigation, 37 confirmed case-patients have been identified in Iowa. Results are pending on whether the outbreak strain is resistant to antibiotics. Consumer have been advised to throw away any remaining chicken salad product. FSIS continues to work with state and federal health officials to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to this product.