• 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

  • News

    Generations of veterans gather for Thanksgiving

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 28, 7:45

    On a holiday that revolves around food, it’s only natural that the kitchen is kept busy. Cooking for a houseful of people is a tough enough. Still, Kim Lisius had a bigger idea. “They’ve done so much for us and our country. Anything we can do is huge,” Lisius said. She is part of Alaska’s […]

  • Sports

    Round one of the Great Alaska Shootout wraps up

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 27, 22:50

    The first round of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout finished up Thursday night with a pair of men’s games. Rice vs. Mercer The early evening game between Rice and Mercer looked to be a blowout when Mercer started the second half on an 11-1 run, taking a commanding 44-29 lead. But Rice battled back, thanks […]

  • Sports

    Injured Iditarod musher must take year off, expects to race again

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 27, 18:02

    Musher Karin Hendrickson remembers everything about Tuesday night when a car crashed into her and her dog team near Mile 91 of the Parks Highway. “I had 14 dogs hooked up to a four-wheeler, we are still running four-wheelers because there’s not enough snow,” said Hendrickson, who was travelling south on a trail just a […]

  • News

    2 injured in small plane crash near Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 27, 15:05

    Last updated Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 a.m. A 55-year-old pilot and his 16-year-old passenger were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet Thursday, authorities say. The Piper PA-18 Super Cub, which had lost engine power, went down across the inlet from Nikiski and hit an embankment, according to […]

  • Crime

    Mother sentenced for Kenai parking lot shooting

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 13:10

    A mother who fired shots at a car in a Kenai parking lot has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Kenai police say Ashley Nelund opened fired on a 17-year-old boy and another person driving a car outside the Kenai Walmart last year. She approached them saying she was owed money. Nelund told police […]

  • News

    North Pole sues over oil refinery contamination

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 12:10

    The city of North Pole is suing two recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution. The lawsuit blames current refinery owner Flint Hills Alaska Resources and previous owner Williams Alaska Petroleum for releasing hazardous substances into the groundwater beneath the refinery. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://ow.ly/F03JX) reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday identifies sulfolane as […]

  • News

    Lights back on in Talkeetna after wanted man strikes power pole

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 27, 11:35

    Update: 1 p.m. Power should be restored to the area, MEA says. “Thanks to our linemen and dispatchers who gave up their holiday today,” the company wrote on Facebook. “We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!” Original story Some Talkeetna residents might be celebrating part of their Thanksgiving holiday in the dark after […]

  • Politics

    Anchorage Assembly passes $472M budget for 2015

    by Emily Carlson on Nov 27, 9:27

    The Anchorage Assembly passed the municipality’s 2015 budget Wednesday afternoon, but not before some debate on whether to cut additional staff and a surprise tennis court proposal. The $472 million budget passed unanimously in a two-hour special meeting. It’s a little more than $2 million over what Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed in October. The mayor […]