PIEDMONT TRIAD, NC -- A Consumer Reports test on raw chicken Foster Farms chicken has found a strain of Salmonella that matched one associated with an outbreak.
People in 18 states, including North Carolina, have been sickend by Salmonella linked to the company's chicken from its processing plants in California.
However, Foster Farms has still not issued a recall.
A spokesman for Foster Farms said the infections were caused by eating undercooked or improperly handled chicken.
A 2 Wants To Know viewer asked if Wal-mart sold Foster Farms chicken under the 'Great Value' name.
A Walmart spokesperson said it does not because Foster Farms is not what is called a "private label supplier".
The spokesperson also told 2 Wants To Know that Walmart does carry Foster Farms products but any chicken they sell from the company would be labeled as such.
The spokesperson also confirmed none of its stores in North Carolina store received any chicken from the facilities implicated in the outbreak.
If you buy Foster Farms chicken check the label. Affected packages have the numbers P6137.... P6137A and P7632.
As always, follow the rules for safe preparation of poultry.
Make sure you store it at proper temperatures.
And, cook it to at least 165 degrees to kill bacteria and wash your hands and all surfaces after handling poultry.