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Salmonella cases associated with stuffed chicken products

Madison (WKOW) -- from State of Wisconsin:  State health officials are reminding consumers to thoroughly cook raw chicken after four Wisconsin residents were infected with a strain of salmonella linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken products.

  The Wisconsin cases are part of a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has caused 32 illnesses in 12 states.

  In response to the outbreak, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has alerted consumers that raw, frozen, breaded, and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrees such as chicken cordon bleu and chicken kiev may appear to be pre-cooked but are not.

  Since August, four Wisconsin residents have had laboratory-confirmed salmonella infections that match the DNA fingerprints of the national outbreak strain.

  The four Wisconsin residents reported consuming frozen chicken products.

  Health officials will continue to monitor for additional cases.

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