A Salmonella outbreak centered in the Mid-Atlantic states has left one person dead and sickened 16 others. The outbreak has been linked to kosher chicken products from Empire Kosher Poultry. Earlier this week, FSIS and Empire Kosher Poultry issued a public safety alert for any raw kosher chicken products produced between September 2017 and June 2018.
CNN reports that the investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started in June 2018 after several cases were reported in New York among people who said they had consumed kosher chicken.
"We are shocked and saddened to have just learned there may have been a death potentially related to a Salmonella outbreak and we extend our sympathies to anyone affected," Empire Kosher said in a statement.
Empire said that it was fully cooperating with the investigation.