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Aspen Foods has recalled nearly 2 million pounds of frozen chicken products after three people in Minnesota were sickened by salmonella, following Barber Foods' announcement less than a week ago that it was recalling a similar amount of chicken for the same reason.
The Aspen recall is for 1.97 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products produced April 15 and July 10, with "best if used by" dates ranging between July 14, 2016, and Oct. 10, 2016. The types of chicken products include breaded cordon bleu, breaded broccoli and cheese, breaded chicken kiev, breaded chicken parmesan and breaded Buffalo-style, according to a press release from Aspen's owner, Koch Foods.
In addition to the two salmonella-related recalls, Murry's Inc. recalled about 20,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken nuggets that tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin, FSIS said in a press release.
The recall is specifically for 12-ounce boxes of "Bell and Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets" with a "best by" date of March 25, 2016. The Colorado Department of Health discovered the contamination during a routine sampling of retail products, FSIS said.