Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Health Alert for Raw Chicken Product


USDA issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Products Produced
Three Foster Farms Facilities.


WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that illness caused by strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with raw chicken products produced by Foster Farms at three facilities in California.

At this point in the investigation, FSIS is unable to link the illnesses to a specific product and a specific production period. Raw products from the facilities in question bear one of the establishment numbers inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package:

The products were mainly distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington State.