28 confirmed cases of illness linked to Fareway chicken salad

In January and the early part of February, a total of twenty-eight people in Iowa have been confirmed as suffering from salmonella poisoning as a direct result of having eaten chicken salad sold in Fareway stores. Another sixty-six people in Iowa are listed as probable cases of having become ill as a result of the salmonella contamination. In addition, one person in Nebraska has been confirmed with an illness directly linked to the Fareway chicken salad.

These numbers were reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The people listed became ill within seven days of consuming the chicken salad that was produced and packaged by a third party vendor but sold at Fareway stores. There may be additional cases of salmonella contamination that have not yet been reported.

Salmonella poisoning can take several days to produce symptoms after the contaminated food has been consumed. The chicken salad sold at Fareway has been recalled and has not been sold in Fareway stores since February 9. Anyone who has purchased the chicken salad is urged to throw it away as the store does not want it returned. The contaminated chicken salad was sold in Fareway stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps.

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