• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 38s

Chicken products sold in Alaska recalled

By Hope Miller 4:36 PM July 8, 2014

Check your freezers — you could be storing recalled chicken.

Foster Farms raw chicken products made available in Alaska have been recalled after it was confirmed they may have been contaminated with an antibiotic-resistant salmonella strain associated with illness, health officials say.

The products could be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). The recalled food was sold by retailers under the Foster Farms, private label and Sunland Chicken brand names.

  • All the products have the establishment numbers P6137, P6137A or P7632 inside a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection.
  • Foster Farms and private label brand-name products have “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 16 to March 31, 2014, and Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2015.
  • Sunland Chicken products have “best by” dates ranging from March 7 to March 11, 2015, and Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, 2015.

The recall comes after an October 2013 health alert from the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). At the time, health officials weren’t able to pinpoint a specific product and production period associated with the illnesses.

ADEC confirmed the products were available in Alaska. As of July 2, 612 people infected with the Salmonella Heidelberg strain have been reported in 29 states — including Alaska.

Salmonella is an organism that can sometimes cause fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who are infected can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain starting 12 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated food, ADEC said. Thirty-six percent of ill people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, according to the CDC.

A complete list of recalled chicken products can be found here.

Editor’s note: This story was updated July 16 after additional products were recalled.

Latest Stories

  • Lifestyle

    Facebook acknowledges election manipulation

    by CBS News on Apr 29, 18:07

    Without saying the words “Russia,” “Hillary Clinton,” or “Donald Trump,” Facebook acknowledged Thursday for the first time what others have been saying for months. In a paper released by its security division, the company said “malicious actors” used the platform during the 2016 presidential election as part of a campaign “with the intent of harming […]

  • There’s a celestial trick to the latest postal stamp

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 29, 18:04

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. Remove your finger, and the eclipse reappears. The trick is using temperature-sensitive […]

  • Lifestyle

    Citywide Cleanup Week begins in Anchorage

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 29, 18:02

    As temperatures in Southcentral warm, Anchorage’s snowpack is quickly dwindling. The melting snow leaves behind garbage – lots of it. For the forty-ninth year, Anchorage Citywide Cleanup Week aims to beautify the city before summer. The cleanup kicked off Saturday, with a particularly large group of volunteers picking up trash in Mountain View. “We haven’t […]

  • News

    12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine base

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 17:42

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) – Officials at the Marine Corps’ training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed. The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette reported Saturday that documents obtained through a public records request show the complaints involve all four of Parris Island’s training battalions. The […]

  • News

    China deports US citizen convicted of spying after 2 years in custody

    by CBS News on Apr 29, 17:33

    China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years. A spokesman for the State Department confirmed to CBS News that the U.S. is aware Chinese authorities deported 45-year-old Sandy Phan-Gillis on Friday. The deportation follows a trial last […]

  • AST: Stolen weapon found in stolen car after pursuit

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 29, 17:06

    A report of a stolen car led troopers on a chase in Ninilchik Wednesday evening. Someone spotted the stolen car on the Sterling Highway and called it in. When troopers tried to stop the car, the driver refused and a pursuit ensued before coming to an end when the driver stopped the car on a […]

  • News

    Ice jam raising flood concern on Kuskokwim River

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 29, 16:39

    Many rivers in southern Alaska are in the process of breaking-up. The first ice jam reported this season could cause flooding near Red Devil. The Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center reported the ice jam on the Kuskokwim River Saturday. They say the ice broke free near Red Devil Friday night, but ice is still in place […]

  • Corrections officer assaulted by inmate, troopers say

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 29, 16:27

    An inmate assaulted a corrections officer at Spring Creek Friday night. According to troopers, the assault happened at the correctional center around 9:15 Friday. The officer went to Seward Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Troopers haven’t identified the inmate who attacked the officer but say charges are pending.