Sometimes it pays to examine more than a couple sources before reporting on any issue. This is one of those occasions. A spokesperson from Foster Farms has issued a letter to some writers for the Examiner concerning the incident of late in regard to some of their products. Apparently there has not as of yet been any recall of the raw chicken which has been found to contain salmonella bacteria. See yesterday's article, "Recall of Foster Farms chicken for salmonella" for details.
Here is a reprint of the letter for clarification:
"Please immediately retract your recent articles on Examiner.com related to Foster Farms. Please refer to the attached statement issued yesterday for more information. Foster Farms has not issued a recall.
Link to FSIS announcement found here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/news-releases-statements-and-transcripts/news-release-archives-by-year/archive/2013/pha-100713
As the CDC stated, “it is not unusual for raw poultry from any producer to have Salmonella bacteria. CDC and USDA-FSIS recommend consumers follow food safety tips to prevent Salmonella infection from raw poultry produced by Foster Farms or any other brand.
In addition, please remove any photos of Foster Farms grilled chicken packaging, as this is not associated with this issue.
NOTE: the end of this letter (contact information) has been edited out by the writer at the request of the sender.
Actually, this does little to explain the findings, however, and sure doesn't change the situation. Here is an article from NBC with more information:
Consumers are always free to decide what to buy and eat based on this or any other information.