June 18, 2010
The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health is urging residents to check their kitchens and not eat food items that were involved in two separate nationwide recalls this week: three varieties of SpaghettiOs and Marie Callender’s brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals.
County environmental health officials are continuing to spot check local grocery stores and markets for the recalled items.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service said Campbell Soup Supply Co. LLC recalled 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs products because they may have been under-processed. ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC recalled the Marie Callender’s product in response to an investigation by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into an outbreak of salmonellosis involving 29 people in 14 states, the agency said.
The specific products recalled were:
- 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” with Meatballs with the identifying product code “U5” on the bottom.
- 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” A to Z with Meatballs bearing the product code “4N” on the bottom of the can.
- 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars) bearing the product code “KS” on the bottom of the can.
- 13-ounce Marie Callender’s brand Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce frozen meals --- regardless of their production date.
Photos of the recalled SpaghettiOs products can be seen at the USDA website here. Photos of the Marie Callender’s recalled frozen meals can be seen at the USDA website here.
Environmental Health Officials said that there had been no reported illnesses in the County related to the SpaghettiOs products, and advised residents to return the items to the markets where they bought them if they found them. The USDA said people who had additional questions should call the Campbell Soup hotline at (866) 495-3774.
The CDC reported that eight of the 29 people nationwide who were diagnosed with salmonellosis said they had eaten the Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice meals. The last reported illness was on May 22. The USDA said that people who had additional questions should contact ConAgra Foods at (866) 484-9610.
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