A couple of recalls are in the news today concerning processed pre-packaged foods.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with Salmonella serotype Chester after eating some brands of Marie Callender’s brand frozen chicken products.
ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC of Council Bluffs, Iowa has issued a recall notice for the Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals. Included n the recall is Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce- any production date.
Look for the package with a label and number “P-45” found inside the USDA mark.
Those who were sickened ate the food in April and May before becoming ill.
Contact ConAgra Foods at (866) 484-9610.
Signs of salmonellosis are diarrhea, cramps and fever, child, headache, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms can last up to a week.
The recall was initiated by the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The FSIS says to avoid salmonellosis consumers should wash their hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Also wash the cutting board and utensils with hot soapy water.
This is a Class I recall which the FSIS classifies as “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” #