One dead, hundreds sickened in 8 states by salmonella in chicken salad

Hundreds have been sickened in as many as 8 states after eating chicken salad from an Iowa food-processing company that contained salmonella.

According to NBC News, it affected 265 people in 8 states, leaving one person dead in Iowa.

Many of those affected are allegedly filing lawsuits against Triple T Specialty Meats which made the chicken salad, and Fareway stores which distributed it.

Both are based in Iowa.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak which started early January and continued through mid-March has apparently ended.