Barber Foods of Portland is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken products over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the announcement Monday. The Portland Press Herald reports the frozen chicken affected by the recall was produced between Feb. 17 and May 20 and distributed throughout the United States and Canada.
Monday's recall is an expansion of a July 2 recall of 58,000 pounds of food. That was prompted by six illnesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Two more patients have been identified since then.
Barber is a division of AdvancePierre Foods Inc. A spokesman for the company says Barber is collaborating with the USDA to change production practices to reduce salmonella.