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At least 17 people have fallen ill and one person has died as a result of a salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some of those who were ill reported that they had eaten Empire kosher chicken. However, the CDC does not suggest that people avoid buying Empire Kosher products. It is also not suggested that people avoid buying kosher chicken.
The CDC is investigating the outbreak and reports that the affected states are Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The death associated with the outbreak was reported from New York. Disease related to the outbreak started from 25 September 201
In response, Empire Kosher shared a statement on its website:
"The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have each issued an audience health alert concerns about salmonella diseases that are prone to caution in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, which may be associated with raw chicken products. We have fully cooperated with the USDA and the CDC in this matter … "
" The CDC does not suggest that consumers avoid eating Empire® chicken and no products have been recalled or withdrawn from the market. As with any poultry, if properly handled and cooked, including thorough cooking as prescribed, our products pose no risk to the consumers. "
Usually taken People between 12 and 72 hours after taking the germ to Salmonella. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach pain
To prevent them from getting salmonella, the CDC shared some simple steps: When handling raw chicken, wash your hands before and immediately afterwards. Be careful not to spread germs from raw chickens in other parts of your kitchen. In addition, do not rinse raw chicken as this may also spread potential germs.
Make sure that the inside of the chicken reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit by following cooking instructions and using a nutrition thermometer (in the thickest part of
It is also important to note that you use salmonella from other foods except chickens, including eggs, sometimes packaged items, shellfish, and other products can be obtained.
If you live in these areas identified and have questions, call your health ministry.You can also call 1-877-627-2803 to contact a specialist to speak of the Empire Kosher.