Chicken livers poison 179 in the USA
Chicken livers contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg sickened 179 people in six US states between March and October 2011.
The kosher broiled chicken livers, sold by Schreiber Processing Corp. of Maspeth, NY, under the MealMart brand, were recalled on 8th November.
It has been speculated that customers may have incorrectly thought the word “broiled” in the label meant the chicken livers were ready-to-eat, however they were not fully cooked.
Chicken livers and any offal should always be thoroughly cooked and it is vital that if partially cooked chicken livers are repackaged for sale, they should be clearly labelled as requiring further cooking.