Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen stuffed chicken products after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was notified of numerous cases of salmonella poisoning. After two more cases were reported, the withdrawal of products was expanded from the original July 2 recall of 58,320 pounds of chicken. This massive recall now encompasses all products associated with the contaminated source, which includes all chicken produced by the company between February 17 and May 20. Salmonella poisoning usually lasts four to seven days and can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, leading the USDA to label this recall as a high health risk situation. Salmonellosis is one of the most common causes of food-borne illnesses in the United States.
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