Open Nature Frozen Chile Cheese Enchiladas have been recalled by Overhill Farms, Inc. of Vernon, California because of the possibility that at least one ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the company, their supplier of organic cilantro disclosed to them that routine testing had revealed possible Salmonella contamination. This product is sold at Safeway and Safeway-owned stores nationwide, including Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons.
These Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas are a prepared frozen dinner product, which is packaged in a 9 oz box and is marked with a UPC Code 0-7989310436-9. The product that is being recalled had lot code 141006 and it was sold from Oct 9 through Dec. 1, 2014. Packages also had a “Best by” date of Aug. 6, 2015. The lot number and best by date are located on a side penel of the box. Overhill Farms is quick to note that there have been no reported illnesses to date associated with this product. The company is asking that anyone who has this product throw it away immediately, or return it to the store for a full refund.
Contamination from Salmonella bacteria can lead to various types of illness. For most healthy people, it can result in a few days to a week of abdominal discomfort. However, in many cases, the illness can be far more serious, and include some flu-like symptoms, such as headache, chills, fever and body aches. However, it can also result in severe and sometimes bloody diarrhea that can last for weeks or longer, and lead to massive dehydration and possibly even more serious, potentially life-threatening symptoms. If Salmonella gets into the bloodstream, it can cause arterial infections such as infected aneurysms, or even arthritis or endocarditis. The contamination is especially a problem for small children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
If you think you may have this product, check it out and follow the instructions of the recall exactly by either disposing of it or taking it back to the store. If anyone in your family has consumed this product, don’t hesitate; see a doctor right away. And if you or someone you love has become ill, see a medical professional immediately, then please contact the Texas Food Poisoning Injury Lawyers at Hill Law Firm today, so that we can look into your case and protect your rights.