Overhill Farms Inc. of Vernon, CA, is voluntarily recalling the frozen food product Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas due to potential Salmonella contamination. The supplier for the organic cilantro contained in the product notified Overhill Farms that the organic cilantro may have Salmonella contamination based on routine testing. The product is sold nationwide at all Safeway-owned stores, including Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall. Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas are a frozen prepared dinner packaged in a box with a net weight of 9 oz. and marked with UPC 0-7989310436-9. The product was sold at stores from Oct 9, 2014, through Dec. 1, 2014. Packages with the following lot code and best-by date are subject to the recall:
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The lot number and best-by date can be found on the side panel of the box. Consumers should discard this product or return it to the store for a full refund. For additional information, please call Overhill Farms Inc. at 1-323-582-9977 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST) or Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.