"Individuals who became ill did not follow the cooking instructions."They reminded consumers:
" ... of the critical importance of following package cooking instructions."Personally, I think it would be more effective not to package chicken with pathogenic bacteria. But if that's what food manufacturers want to do, they should label it as such:
"It is especially important to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of these chicken products such that all points of measurement are at least 165° F."
The enclosed Chicken Cordon Blue Dinner Entree was prepared with a life-threatening dose of Salmonella bacteria. Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting are likely to occur within 3 days of consumption.
Those wishing to forego these symptoms should acquire an accurate, instant-read food thermometer, precise enough to measure a confident 165° F, and deeply poke every cooked entree several times, in "all points of measurement" immediately after entrees emerge from a hot oven. Do not lick fingers. Failure to follow these instructions will ensure an intimate relationship with the bathroom for up to a week.