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Stores pull Marie Callender's meals on salmonella fear
June 18, 2010 / 11:04 PM / in 7 years

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.

Reporting by Martinne Geller, editing by Leslie Gevirtz

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