Check your freezers for chicken purchased between September 2017 and June 2018.

Before you preheat the oven or fire up the grill for your next chicken dinner, be sure to check the label: The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is recalling Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. products due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The impacted products were sold between September 2017 and June 2018, and include raw chicken parts and raw whole chicken (so check your freezers, as the bacteria can still cause foodborne illness if not cooked properly after the chicken has been on ice).

Check out the official recall alert from the USDA.

Multiple hospitalizations have occured after consumption of the Empire Kosher chicken. Common symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramping within half a day to three days of eating the affected food, and can last up to seven days beyond consumption.

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If you have any of the recalled chicken in your freezer, throw them out or return them to the retailer where you purchased them. You can also contact an Empire Kosher Specialist at 1-877-627-2803 with any questions.

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