By Sandra Rose  | 

TV dinner

If you planned to heat up a frozen TV meal for dinner tonight, read this post first. The U.S.D.A's Food Safety Service is recalling 35,000 pounds of contaminated frozen TV dinners.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Valley Fine Foods has recalled "approximately 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked meat and poultry products" that might contain "spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and unfit" for human consumption.

In other words, the contaminated TV dinners will give you the runs.

The affected dinners are the Simple Dishes line that consist of Chicken Penne Alfredo, Chicken Primavera, Italian Sausage Ziti and Rigatoni with Meatballs and a Mushroom Cream Sauce.

Click here for the full list.

According to a press release, the frozen meat products were sold in grocery stores in the U.S. between Aug. 15 and Oct. 4.

Stores that received the shipments are located in the following states: California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and North Carolina.

If you live in those states you should check your frozen TV dinner package for the numbers P-22102B or M-22102B.

Don't feed the contaminated dinners to your dogs or cats. Food that is unfit for human consumption is also unfit for animal consumption.

In case you already consumed the contaminated products, symptoms of food poisoning include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild fever
  • Weakness
  • Dizzyness
  • Headaches

    If you have any questions or concerns call Valley Fine Foods at 844-833-6888.

    • Renee26

      Gross...just get a cook book... There are plenty of inexpensive fast prep meal options to choose from instead of eating this crap.

    • Victorious82

      I’m not sure how we are supposed to even consume food these days. Folks say cook at home but the beef and chicken is being recalled every week, the veggies are contaminated. Hell im ready to start my own damn farm. Issa conspiracy.

    • WhoKnew

      Well, damn. When eating a TV dinner ain't even safe. Let me stock up on my peanut butter and jelly for a fast fix to curb the hunger in a hurry.

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      In other words, the contaminated TV dinners will give you the runs.
      Loose stools ..... chile .... I went and bought me some of those burgers we was talking bout earlier .... let's see how this goes tonight .... Ima cook my on beyond burger .whatever it's called ....

    • PLEASEDontTellMe

      who even still uses a microwave? I rarely rarely RARELY use mine

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      exactly .... folks done got lazy .....

    • ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

      I def want to start growing my own fruits etc I just have a feeling that it is going to be essential to know how to fend for self in this crazy sick world we live in

    • hi-liter

      I don't buy this kinda stuff anyway. I'll buy some eggs and boil, fry, or scramble them before I eat some junk like this.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™
    • Rachel

      It’s time to go back to square one. Just cook at home. I’m convinced eating out whether it TV dinners or restaurants it all microwaveable food.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™
    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      girl! all these free recipes online! i'm not even a real 'cook' but i can read and follow directions, LOL!

      i'm gonna do a general tso's chicken this weekend, and the recipe is surprisingly easy.

    • hi-liter

      You must don't have any children....

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      gone Jenie... mess around and be a hostage in your own house, smh arrest, chile. i caint!

    • hi-liter

      They think they slick, they throw that little "13 grams of protein" wording on the box to get people to buy that shit....esp people who work out and stuff. You eating protein alright.

    • Rainbowbelow

      I've had food poisoning before and it was terrible.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Abdominal cramps
      Nausea & vomiting
      Mild fever

      This shyt happened to me when I ate some steamed muscles chile ... lost a whole damn body with that mess .... folks be careful break out in hives and all with already prepared food Or be allergic to it whew .... thee worse feeling is aching sour tummy

    • Renee26

      Let me know how it turns out... I love general tso's

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Know that feeling ......whew lawd ... always say have a tub close too when ya tummy messed up ... a hot bath soothes it ..... that's the worse feeling in the world .... way worse than a toothe ache

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Chile .... because I use my Microwave ... need me a toaster oven too .... lolololol

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      okay (but only if it turns out right) LOL!

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      chile... i thought i was gonna pass out one time i gorged myself with 5 guys. i had a big bacon burger AND that bag of fries for lunch, smh

      when i tell you the grim reaper came in the midnight hour!
      chile, it was like alien meets the exorcist... there was hurling and praying, smh

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      (ewww, bad seafood should be regarded as attempted manslaughter!)

      i am so inappropriately tickled at "sour tummy" tho, lawd, smh

    • jeniefrumdabloc™
    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      and sometimes when it's like that ya can't stop gagging until all that mess is out your system ... bad business there whew chile

    • hi-liter

      Definitely, I got one too.

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      you not lying! it is NOT cute at all. and God bless my boo 'cause he had to be the clean-up crew on aisle 1, smh. he a SOLDIER! Lol!

    • ALLMINE?


    • Navybeans95

      Me too...bad sushi...I really thought I was dying...

    • Renee26

      Nah lol you have to tell the good and the bad

    • 2gr8ful

      Exactly when you in a rush and kids need to eat, aint nobody have time to warm food up on the stove.

    • Django the God

      I remember TV dinners tasting like Kangaroo meat.

      I thought that was played out.

      Oodles & Noodles still good right?

    • DaughterOfaQueen

      Oh no, not the runs????????????????????

    • Judi Jupiter

      People still eat frozen dinners??? Either I cook fresh, order in fresh, or go out to eat.

    • Alicia.Ashe

      Had a pack last weekend the chicken flavor with hot sauce. Still good.

    • Mielle Downey

      This why the obesity rate in the so high. People like eating poison and don't cook thier own food.

    • Django the God

      I went here that night before last, for some Pho soup:


    • Malcom Flex

      I only buy some stuff like that from Trader Joes, low sodium.

    • millz

      I’m an Instacart shopper and people get so many frozen dinners ewww... I thank God I don’t eat that ? or my kids I cook all the time mainly because fast food taste nasty to me fr fr I just left the farmers market... their hot and salad bar are everything when I don’t cook!

    • Mister Fantastic

      Are you mentally ill? There are a multiple of reasons, but I am sure eating contaminated food IS NOT one of them.

    • Bashi22

      People really eat TV Dinner

    • Dowoop

      I think it was the don't cook their own food part...

    • Rayne

      Ion buy nothing in a box to eat. I cook everyday!

    • Chicagowise

      TV dinners have never been fit for human consumption.

    • SumthinSweeter

      Every other week something is being recalled. Gotta read the news before you make a grocery list these days.

    • Renee Bee

      Bwahahahahaha! Naaaaaaaaan!

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      Ok 'Nee ?

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      Girl, he passed that test with flying colors (God help us if the roles had been reversed)?

    • Roderick2011

      approximately 35,516 pounds

      that should be 'exactly' not 'approximately'.

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      How u validating this comparison, Son? (Think about your answer...) ??

    • Django the God

      I'm not validating any TV dinners. I can't picture someone sitting around watching Netflix, eating a Hungry Man.

      Just thinking about cheap, ready-to-eat processed foods.


    • Rhondalousey

      Well I have kids and I use the stove to heat stuff up. My microwave died in May and I refuse to buy another one. It has been hard but its doable.

    • ClaireHuxtable

      I don't eat that, but Thank you for the heads up Sandrarose.

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      Your description gives serial killer vibes, Lol!
      (I was asking about the kangaroo meat comparison?)

    • leapyearpisces

      I really WANTED TO DIE!!!!

    • Nyla x


    • Django the God

      You crazy.

      I've always associated mushy meat at Chinese restaurants as being cat.

      And funny gamey tasting frozen meat as kangaroo.

      If it says farm raised from New Zealand--watch out.

    • Mielle Downey

      Are you sane and competent because tons of studies show that processed food lead to obesity. Forks over knives, the china study and how not to die are excellent books too educate your fools mindset. Stop being a mental midget and open up a book doe doe.

    • Renee Bee

      Yay for the Mister.

      Have a great weekend.

    • Alextra Ballard

      Iono bout other people,but I do. I love Marie Calendar and Smart Ones

    • GuestSTAR

      I like Marie Callender's to knowing there's about 4 quarts of sodium per dinner.

    • GuestSTAR

      Wolfgang Puck's Convection Pressure oven is pretty good. You can set it to pressure cook (rapid cooking), slow cook, bake, roast, broil and toast. I bought mine 4 years ago. Few months later I bought the assoceries. HSN has it on easy pay I believe.

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      LMAO! I consume only NZ white wines - no edibles. (And, don't forget those IKEA horse meat meatballs a few years ago *shudders*)???

    • CookieMobster

      That's why me and mines don't eat mess like this. I didn't even know there was such a thing until I was in high school.

    • Olga Summer

      Both is garbage ???

    • Olga Summer

      Listen back in the day when you ain’t know no better and money was tight... dem Hungry Mans was da joint!! But... it’s trash fr fr... lol

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      You too, Love!

    • Django the God

      Hot garbage.

    • Django the God

      Ha that's funny.

      Horse meat and kangaroo prolly taste the same...

      Download the Vivino app.

    • Abel Ervin

      Seems like there's already cases of mtfs shittin like gooses, how the Fuck else would they possibly know it's unfit

    • Navybeans95

      ...I have not and will never eat sushi again...

    • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      I would think kangol would be considered more as a white meat - think big rabbit - while horse is decidedly red meat.

      *dry heaves*?

    • Allihave2say

      Way back in the day there was a restaurant called Monterey's Mexican Food and later came Casa Ole. As a kid I couldn't figure out why no substitutions were allowed on the orders and they were served in foil "plates". Now I know they built those restaurants on frozen meals packaged at some warehouse and heated them in an oven. There's no other way to explain it. No other way.

    • Music

      Eat Fresh and leave the fake food alone.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I have a pessure cooker may be by presto got it from bed bath and beyond .... chile I love my pressure cooker chile.... cook my greens in there and my chittlings ..... I've cooked ribs all kind of shyt in that pressure cooker ... That was a very good investment .... I have had mines for about 3 or 4 years too ....

    • TransMichelle

      That's probably exactly what it was

    • PLEASEDontTellMe

      yes. They're adults however. But i still have nieces and nephews

    • PLEASEDontTellMe

      But i don't radiate their food

    • puffypuss

      Maybe that's what was wrong with my aunt's food last night .. Iv been up all night and morning??

    • ALLMINE?

      Quarts ?????

    • ALLMINE?

      I remember the "HUNGRY MAN" dinners..???

    • MrJamisonsWife

      I'm in CT never heard of that brand thanks Sandra.

    • MsChocCookie

      People shouldn't eat that mess anyway. Oprah the Queen of eating healthy sells the same trash!!!

    • Skin Deep Beauty

      That crap NEVER EVER been on my menu..

    • Skin Deep Beauty

      Sho TF DO!

    • Skin Deep Beauty

      And don't buy Aldi food but do buy the non food items!

    • Chicagowise

      LOL! How diabolical!

    • Quitedeliteful

      What's wrong with Aldi??? I started buying food there recently... but only if it says organic...

    • Quitedeliteful

      Generally speaking, if I don't cook it I won't eat it... Processed foods will be the death of the nation if we are not careful...

    • Alextra Ballard

      Yes her dinners are full of sodium,I guess that's what makes it so good