UPDATE: Iowa Department of Public Health releases update on Fareway salmonella outbreak
The Iowa Department of Public Health has released an update on that Fareway brand chicken salad linked to a salmonella outbreak.
Officials say they've confirmed 37 cases of salmonella since January 1st linked to that product with another 78 probable cases.
That product which is made for Fareway by a third-party vendor was pulled from store shelves earlier this month when officials notified the store of the contamination.
The store says if you still have any of the product, throw it away immediately.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) issued a consumer advisory for chicken salad sold at Fareway stores.
The chicken salad, which is produced and packaged by a third party for Fareway, is implicated in multiple cases of salmonella illness across Iowa.
Preliminary test results have indicated the presence of salmonella in the product.
Fareway has voluntarily pulled the product from its shelves.
IDPH is investigating multiple cases of possible illness associated with the chicken salad.