If you’re a big fan of chicken nuggets (or your kids are), you may want to check your freezer to see if you bought any from Banquet in a while.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the brownie dessert in some chicken nugget meal trays may be contaminated with salmonella. The department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says some 110,817 pounds of frozen meals could be affected.
Banquet meal trays are made by Conagra Brands, Inc., which alerted the food safety folks after realizing that some of the ingredients in the brownie mix could have been contaminated with salmonella.
These are the meal trays affected:
- 7.4 oz vacuum-packed trays made on Jan. 26, 2017
- Containing breaded chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese and a chocolate brownie
- The name on the box is “BANQUET Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese”
- Code 3100080921
- The “Best If Used By” date is July 20, 2018
So far, no one has reported getting sick from these meal trays, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you have questions, contact Conagra Brands Consumer Affairs at (800) 289-6014.
Symptoms of salmonella can include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool