Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, AR. establishment is recalling approximately 2,717 pounds of frozen beef shepherd’s pie products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, flexible plastic, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The frozen beef shepherd’s pie products were produced on March 1, 2023, with time stamps ranging between 17:45-17:56 hours. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 4.31 lbs. cases of “MC Beef Shepherd’s Pie” with lot code 5006306020, BEST BY FEB 24 2024, and case code 2113100032, containing six 11.5 oz. carton packages of “Marie Callender’s BEEF SHEPHERD’S PIE” with lot code
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Some, I am sure, are a bit tired of my ranting about the FSIS doing its job and deeming Salmonella that causes human illness an adulterant in meat.

Fact, after E. coli O157:H7 was deemed an adulterant in ground beef in 1994, it took about a decade for E. coli illness cases to drop.  During that time, we saw the same drop in clients seeking our help.  Go figure, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the beef industry heeded my call.  It is time to do the same with Salmonella.

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Reports of injuries have led Conagra Brands to recall certain lots of frozen Birds Eye broccoli tots because of small rocks and metal fragments in the product.

“Conagra has received two reports to date of injury — dental damage — associated with the recalled product,” according to the company recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. “Conagra Brands was made aware of this issue through calls from consumers.”

Conagra did not report where the product was distributed or what states consumers who reported injuries live in.

The 12-ounce bags of frozen, breaded broccoli tots have best-by dates through
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Conagra Brands has recalled certain Healthy Choice chicken products because of complaints from consumers about rocks in the products.

The company reports distributing the products nationwide, as well as exporting them to Canada, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away,” according to the recall notice. “When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at

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Astrochef LLC of Rockwall, TX, is recalling 11,475 pounds of Marie Callender’s frozen chicken pub style entrees that are labeled as beef pub style entrees for misbranding and because they contain soy, which is not declared on the label, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands received consumer complaints reporting that the product was incorrectly labeled,” the recall states.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers should check both the exterior label and unboxed product to determine if they have the product.
Continue Reading Consumer complaints spur recall of some Marie Callender’s frozen entrees

After routine inspection activities uncovered a potential processing defect that could allow bacterial pathogens to survive, Conagra recalled a beef and pasta product from distributors and retailers in four states.

The recall notice did not indicate whether the distributors have shipped the recalled product to additional states. In addition to the distributors, Conagra shipped the Kaskey’s branded product to retailers in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Texas, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

There is concern that consumers may have already purchased the recalled canned product and stored it in their homes.
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Conagra Brands Inc., in Russellville, AR, has recalled  approximately 2,094,186 pounds of frozen entrees due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice are frozen, heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable. They were produced on various dates between Oct. 1, 2018 and April 11, 2019, with “Best By” dates of Sept. 26, 2019 through April 5, 2020. The chart
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Officials at the USDA have offered scant details on a nationwide recall of five flavors of snack sausages, except to say the action was necessary because of “possible product contamination.” The sausages do not require refrigeration. Their best-by dates reach into 2020.

“This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process,” according to a notice posted by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019, when the establishment (Monogram Meat Snacks LLC of Martinsville, VA,) confirmed that the product was distributed into U.S.

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After receiving consumer complaints, Conagra Brands Inc. initiated a recall of more than 2,800 pounds of microwaveable chicken and rice bowls because they may contain milk and wheat that are not declared on the product label, which is required by federal law.

The Chef Boyardee products are labeled as chicken and rice, but actually contain beef ravioli, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company notified FSIS about the consumer complaints on March 8.

Conagra reported the product was produced and packaged on Jan. 16.  The company shipped the microwaveable entrees

Continue Reading Conagra recalls Chef Boyardee chicken and rice bowls for undeclared allergens

Federal officials declared yesterday afternoon that the Salmonella Agbeni outbreak associated with Duncan Hines cake mixes appears to be over. However, the best-by dates on recalled mixes don’t hit until March, so a continuing threat exists.

The outbreak and related recall illustrates how foods with long shelf lives can cause extra concern for public health officials because consumers may not be aware that products in their homes could be dangerous, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Food and Drug Administration.

“Do not bake with or eat recalled Duncan Hines cake mix, or eat
Continue Reading CDC says outbreak linked to Duncan Hines cake mix likely over; threat lingers