WASHINGTON (AP) - ConAgra Foods is recalling all Marie
Callender's brand cheesy chicken and rice frozen meals after they
have been possibly linked to a salmonella outbreak in 14 states.
The company said it is recalling the meals after it was informed
by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a
possible link between the meals and 29 illnesses. Eight of those
sickened reported eating the product in April or May 2010.
The company is recalling all of the meals, which are labeled
"Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice White Meat Chicken and
Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce," regardless of
The product was distributed to retail outlets nationwide.
Meanwhile Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million pounds of
SpaghettiOs with meatballs due to possible underprocessing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million
pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs after a cooker malfunctioned
at one of the company's plants in Texas and left the meat
The Agriculture Department announced the recall late Thursday.
Campbell spokesman Anthony Sanzio said the company is recalling
certain lots of the product manufactured since December 2008 "out
of an abundance of caution" because officials don't know exactly
when the cooker at the Paris, Texas, plant malfunctioned. Officials
believe it happened recently but aren't sure, he said.
The meatballs that went through the cooker did not get the
requisite amount of heat, according to the company.
Recalled are certain lots of three varieties of the pasta
product often consumed by children: SpaghettiOs with Meatballs,
SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs, and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with
The USDA said there are no reports of illnesses associated with
the product and Sanzio said the company has received no customer
complaints to date.
The recalled products have "EST 4K," as well as a use-by date
between June 2010 and December 2011 printed on the bottom of the
can. The products were manufactured between December 2008 and June
2010 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
Sanzio said the company believes there are about 35,000 cases of
SpaghettiOs subject to the recall on the market right now. He said
USDA announced the recall of 15 million pounds because that is all
of the product that has been manufactured since December 2008. Much
of it has likely been consumed.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call Campbell's
Hotline at (866) 495-3774.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: