LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Safeway has announced the recall of three frozen chicken entrees citing a concern the packages might be contaminated with salmonella.
Safeway owns Vons and Pavilions supermarkets in Southern California.
Contamination was detected in some batches of Safeway Kitchens brand frozen Broccoli Cheese Chicken, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Kiev — house brands manufactured by Aspen Foods/Koch Poultry Company, Safeway officials said.
The company said no illnesses have been reported from these frozen foods, but other food processed at the same factory has caused three cases of food poisoning.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal reactions in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened
or compromised immune systems. Healthy people who ingest Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Vons and Pavilions stores will refund the cost of the entrees. Customers who purchased the product should return to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Aspen Foods/Koch Poultry Company at (844) 277-6802 or Vons/Pavilions at (877) SAFEWAY.
Three days ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Illinois-based Aspen Foods was recalling 2 million pounds of frozen, raw chicken products over salmonella concerns.