Product recall: ready-to-eat chicken salad from Fareway has salmonella concerns

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Devyn Leeson

A recent product recall has been announced for ready-to-eat chicken salad sold from Fareway stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Over 20,000 pounds of chicken from the Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. has been deemed infected with Salmonella Typhimuriumby the Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS.

Salmonella Typhimurium is the most common form of foodborne illness caused by a bacteria. The only way to ensure food is not infected with the bacteria is to make sure it was cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

“The ready-to-eat chicken salad items were produced on various dates between Jan. 2, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2018,” stated a news release from FSIS.

The products that are recalled have the product number of “P-21011” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

If your ready-to-eat chicken salad has any of the above indications it is imperative that the chicken is either thrown out or returned to the place of purchase.

“Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:,” the FSIS release said.