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Health warning issued for Fareway chicken salad

Posted: 11:04 PM, Feb 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-15 05:04:43Z

If you happen to have chicken salad from Fareway in your refrigerator, you'll want to get rid of it.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert for Fareway Chicken Salad sold in plastic deli containers with a Fareway store deli label because it may be contaminated with salmonella.  The chicken salad was produced between December 15th, 2017 and February 13th, and was shipped to all Fareway stores in Nebraska, Iowa and three other states. 

The problem was discovered following reports of illness in Iowa

Eating food contaminated with salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.