Safety Warning: Favorite Dinner Meal Recalled Due to Fears of Dangerous Bacteria
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service issued a recall Thursday for a favorite dinner meal, due to a danger that the food is contaminated with salmonella.
According to WLWT5, a frozen meal made by Hungry Man has been recalled due to a possible contamination in its whey powder. Only one food item is involved in the recall.
That item, the 15.25 ounce “Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz” has a “best buy” date of 9/16/19. The producer of the meal, Pinnacle Foods Inc., issued the voluntary recall after its supplier notified them that the whey powder used in the meal may be infected with the deadly bacteria.
The ranch dressing provided in the meal specifically was targeted having whey powder as an ingredient. The mashed potatoes and the boneless chicken dinner both contain the ranch dressing seasoning that may carry salmonella.
Only three states so far have been affected by the recall, including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The government advises consumers who have bought the product to return them where they were purchased for a full refund.
As of Thursday, no confirmed reports of reactions from the affected meals have been confirmed. The government recommends any consumers showing signs of contamination to consult their doctor immediately.
Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial food borne illnesses, according to the USDA. The most common symptoms associated with the illness last up to 4 to 7 days and include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.
The Hungry Man dinner meal recalls add to the list of products involved in similar recalls, including Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, Ritz Crackers, Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish Crackers and, most recently, Taco Bell Cheese Tip.
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