ConAgra Foods is recalling its Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals in the US amid a salmonella scare.

The move follows an outbreak of salmonella that could have sickened people in 14 states, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.

The company is recalling all Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals in commerce, regardless of production date.

The products are being recalled after the company was informed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an investigation involving 29 people in 14 states who have been diagnosed with salmonellosis linked to salmonella serotype Chester.

Eight of the case-patients specifically reported eating this product in April and May, prior to illness onset; the last reported illness was reported on 22 May.

The FSIS became aware of the problem during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Chester illnesses.

The products subject to recall include: 13-ounce packages of Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce.