FSA warns consumers about chicken after rise in salmonella cases

The Food Standards Agency and Public Health England are reminding people to take care when handling and cooking frozen raw breaded chicken products at home, such as nuggets, goujons, dippers, poppers and kievs, following a  rise in cases of two particular strains of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to frozen raw breaded processed chicken products.

Two product recalls have been undertaken, however further investigations are ongoing.

Nick Phin, Deputy Director of PHE’s National Infection Service, said: “From January 2020 there have been 390 cases of Salmonellosis caused by two strains of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products.”

Colin Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, FSA told consumers they should always check the cooking instructions on food packaging, as different brands of the same product might have different instructions. 

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