HUNGRY-MAN Brand Frozen Dinner Recalled for Salmonella Contamination
PHOENIX, AZ — July 27, 2018
Authorities with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service are advising consumers not to consume "HUNGRY MAN" frozen dinner due to concerns that the product may be contaminated with Salmonella from whey powder.
"15.25-oz. individual frozen microwavable dinners with "HUNGRY MAN CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCED BONELESS CHICKEN WYNGZ" printed on the label."
According to the press release, this alert was issued "out of the utmost of caution." The recalled product has an establishment number of either "EST. P138" or "P-138" on the side of the carton.
The poisoned products were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
It is specified that the recalled whey powder ingredient was used in the ranch dressing seasoning supplied to the firm.
Whey powder is an ingredient regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used in a number of foods.
According to a 2017 study, whey powder is used to modify texture, thicken foods, gel foods and to enhance solubility and transportability of foods.
"The whey powder is an FDA-regulated product that is being voluntarily recalled by the producer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI). Additional FSIS-regulated products containing the recalled whey powder may be added to this public health alert as more information becomes available," FSIS said in announcing the recall.
The poisoned product was mixed into the "HUNGRY MAN" packaging in the mashed potatoes and packaged as a component with a boneless chicken dinner.
FSIS advises throwing away these products or returning them to the place of purchase.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can give you an infection called salmonellosis. Common symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected. Young men or old people who have compromised immune systems are most at risk for complications and severe cases of illness. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Here's a list of other recalls due to whey powder:
- Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers;
- Ritz crackers;
- Swiss rolls.