US: Chicken salad sold at Fareway stores has been implicated in 'multiple cases' of Salmonella across Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) said it is produced and packed by an unnamed third party.
Preliminary test results from the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa indicate the presence of Salmonella in the product.
Fareway stopped selling the product and pulled chicken salad from shelves after being contacted by DIA.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) said the product was sold at Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Chicken salad was produced between 15 December 2017 and 13 February 2018.
Usually, people who get Salmonella infection develop symptoms within 12 to 36 hours after ingesting the bacteria but symptoms can appear as early as six hours and as late as three days after ingestion.