Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Frozen Enchilada Recall

Overhill Farms voluntarily recalls Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas sold at Safeway stores nationwide due to possible Salmonella contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Salmonella contamination. The supplier for the organic cilantro contained in such product notified Overhill Farms that the organic cilantro may have Salmonella contamination based on routine testing conducted.

The product is sold nationwide at all Safeway-owned stores, including Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons.

Salmonella is an organism which 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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 a UPC 0-7989310436-9. The product was sold at stores from Oct 9, 2014, through December 1, 2014.

Packages with the following lot code and “Best Before” dates are subject to the recall:

  • Lot Number: 141006
  • Best By Date: AUG-06-15

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 – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST) or Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY.

Review Date: 
December 4, 2014
Last Updated:
December 7, 2014