SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: 17 people are sick and 8 were hospitalized. When preparing frozen chicken entrees, always follow cooking instructions exactly as they are written and never use a microwave.

Use a food thermometer to check that the center, thickest part, and surface of the chicken is cooked to 165°F.

CDC, profile pictureMay be an image of food and text that says 'Some frozen chicken entrees look like they're cooked-bu cooke they're not! Handle raw frozen chicken- -including frozen meals, entrees, and appetizers same way you handle raw fresh chicken to prevent foodborne illness: product ntains RAW chicken 2 the 3 package Follow cooking instructions Use thermometer disinfect any surfaces and Wash water with soap and product. CDC Department Hea ndHumanS Services Prevention gov/foodsafety'