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Two Oregon Salmonella Chester Cases Linked to Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals

The manufacturer, ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods of Council Bluffs, Iowa, said in a news release that all of the entrees are being pulled regardless of the production date.  Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals were sold to retail outlets nationwide.

At least 29 people have been sickened in the outbreak, including two people in Oregon.

According to the Oregonian, "A man in his 40s was hospitalized and another man in his 20s got sick, said William Keene, senior epidemiologist with Oregon’s Public Health Division. Both live in Clackamas County.  The man in his 40s had to be hospitalized. Keene said both got sick in mid-May and have recovered."