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Kosher chicken linked to salmonella outbreak

The CDC says the outbreak is linked to the Empire Kosher brand. (Source: Empire Kosher/Facebook)
The CDC says the outbreak is linked to the Empire Kosher brand. (Source: Empire Kosher/Facebook)
Updated: Aug. 29, 2018 at 8:41 PM EDT
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(WWBT) - Seventeen people in four states, including Virginia, have become sick after eating chicken contaminated with salmonella.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one person has died and eight were hospitalized due to the outbreak.

The four states involved are Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, which is where the death occurred.

A CDC investigation identified kosher chicken products, specifically the Empire Kosher brand, as the possible culprit.

The strain of salmonella involved in the outbreak was discovered in samples of raw chicken collected at two processing facilities, one of which handles Empire Kosher products.

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