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Stores pull Marie Callender's meals on salmonella fear

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grocers Giant Food LLC and Stop & Shop Supermarket Co said on Friday that they have removed all Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice single-serve frozen entrees from their stores due to potential salmonella contamination.

The announcements come a day after ConAgra Foods Inc, the product’s maker, announced its own recall.

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.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the CDC’s probe involved 29 people in 14 states, but that only eight of them reported eating the product.