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Hungry Man TV dinner recalled over salmonella concern

This Hungry Man TV dinner got recalled because it contains whey powder from AMPI.
This Hungry Man TV dinner got recalled because it contains whey powder from AMPI. USDA

A Hungry Man dinner was recalled over salmonella concerns, a recall announced as part of Friday’s USDA public health alert about products with whey powder from Associated Milk Producers.

The TV dinner recalled is the Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz dinner with a best by date of Sept. 6, 2019. The whey powder is in the ranch dressing seasoning used in the mashed potatoes. The affected run of dinners was shipped to stores in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call Pinnacle Foods at 1-888-257-1057.

Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. The bacteria is typically transmitted through contaminated food, but some simple preventative measures can keep you from getting sick.

Salmonella sickens 1.2 million people in the United States per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it hospitalizes only 1.9 percent of those people, salmonella tends to come with diarrhea, fever and stomachaches.

The USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service public health alert says its reason is “products may be contaminated with salmonella from whey powder that has been recalled by the producer of the ingredient. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products, which bear the USDA mark of inspection, should not be consumed.

“The whey powder is an FDA-regulated product that is being voluntarily recalled by the producer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI).”

As of Tuesday morning, the USDA hadn’t shared the public health alert on Twitter or Facebook or on its website.

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