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on June 18, 2010

Marie Callender’s meals recalled

Possible link to salmonella

ConAgra Packaged Foods LLC is recalling all Marie Callender’s brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the product’s possible link to a salmonella outbreak.

The CDC said 29 people in 14 states, eight of whom reported eating this product in April and May, have been diagnosed with salmonellosis linked to salmonella serotype Chester. Products recalled are 13-ounce packages of Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce. A retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website

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