1 dead, 17 sick from salmonella in Empire chicken
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Empire ChickenCDC warns some kosher chicken products are contaminated

1 dead, 17 sick from salmonella in Empire chicken

The outbreak of the food-borne infection in the leading kosher chicken seller has shown up in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The European Union's highest court had dealt a blow to ritual Jewish and Muslim methods of animal slaughter.  (Photo via www.empirekosher.com)
The European Union's highest court had dealt a blow to ritual Jewish and Muslim methods of animal slaughter. (Photo via www.empirekosher.com)

Salmonella in Empire Kosher chicken has led to one death and 17 illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control said. Eight people have been hospitalized.

The outbreak of the food-borne infection in the leading kosher chicken seller has shown up in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a CDC notice last week. The death occurred in New York.

The CDC began investigating after the New York state Department of Health reported that several people who were sick said they had eaten kosher chicken. The illnesses began as early as September 2017; the most recent reported one was in June.

The CDC notice said that “some kosher chicken products are contaminated with Salmonella.” PJC

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