Prompted by an outbreak of Salmonella linked to chicken salad made by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and sold at Fareway grocery stores, Triple T issued a recall of about 20,000 pounds of chicken salad produced on various dates between Jan. 2, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2018. The outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium food poisoning sickened people in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Attorney Ryan Osterholm has filed several lawsuits for people sickened by Fareway chicken salad.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Triple T Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Grocery Stores

To date, there are 37 confirmed cases of Salmonella Typhimurium in Iowa, and 78 suspected cases, according to the Iowa Department of Health. A person is a confirmed case if the following is true:

  • they have been diagnosed with Salmonella Typhimurium (confirmed or visual match to Pattern JPXX01.0275);
  • the illness began on or after January 1, 2018; and
  • they reported consuming chicken salad from Fareway (any store) in the 7 days prior to illness onset.

A person has a probable case of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium if the following applies:

  • they are epi-linked to a confirmed case (all confirmed cases are laboratory confirmed); or
  • they tested positive by CIDT or culture (with serotype and PFGE pending); and
  • they got Salmonella on or after January 1, 2018; and
  • reporting consumption of chicken salad from Fareway (any store) in the 7 days prior to
    illness onset.

There are also people sickened in Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Illinois. Attorneys Ryan Osterholm, Lindsay Lien Rinholen and our Salmonella lawyers are also available to help the people in these states with a lawsuit.

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Triple T Chicken Salad Recall

Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc., an Ackley, Iowa establishment, recalled about 20,630 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium, according to the USDA.

The ready-to-eat chicken salad items were produced on between Jan. 2, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 3950 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/02/18.
  • 1250 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/03/18.
  • 3700 lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/12/18.
  • 2010-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/19/18.
  • 3660-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/24/18.
  • 2770-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 01/31/18.
  • 3290-lbs. of two 5 lb. bags with “CHICKEN SALAD, PACKED FOR FAREWAY WHOLESALE COMPANY” on the label with a pack date of 02/07/18.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-21011” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Triple T Chicken Salad (Repackaged by Fareway) Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

On February 9, 2018, the USDA was notified by health officials in Iowa of an investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses. The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory used scientific and epidemiological evidence to determined that there is a link between the chicken salad from Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and this outbreak:

  • Epidemiological Evidence: 37 confirmed case-patients, all of whom ate Fareway chicken salad, have been identified in Iowa, with illness onset dates ranging from January 1, 2018 to February 20, 2018;
  • Scientific Evidence: The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium (Pattern JPXX01.0275) was found in a sample of Fareway Chicken salad made by Triple T.