In light of the large recall of Conagra’s Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Meals due to its link to at least 30 Salmonella Chester illnesses in 15 states, grocery stores across the country are scouring their freezers to ensure it is pulled off the shelf. Two stores, Grocers Giant Food LLC and Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., have announced that all of the recalled frozen dinners have been removed.
Because it of the long shelf life of the frozen meals, it is important for consumers to check their freezers.
ConAgra said it was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a possible association between the product and eight people in the United States who were infected with the Salmonella bacteria.
A ConAgra spokeswoman said there are about 100,000 cases of the product in the market and that each case has about 8 packages.
Symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. In mild cases diarrhea may be non-bloody, occur several times per day, and not be very voluminous; in severe cases it may be frequent, bloody and/or mucoid, and of high volume.