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High Salt Content in
Safeway's Signature Cafe
Prepared Foods

by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following page highlights the amount of salt in some of Safeway's Signature Cafe prepared foods in the deli case. Take note of the high levels of sodium in these products.

Millions of Americans are harming their health, by eating too much sodium. If you have high blood pressure, you need to READ the labels, and act accordingly.

Awareness is everything. The following items are now OFF my list of Safeway Signature Cafe prepared foods. TOO MUCH SALT, for this high-risk consumer!

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Safeway Menu
Signature Cafe
Prepared Foods -
Salt Content Comparison

Prepared Food Item
Total
Weight
Oz.
Amount per Serving

Grams
Servings
per

Container
Sodium
per
Serving
Total
Sodium
mg
Sodium
mg
per
Ounce
Salt
Men-
tions
Family Entrees

1. Baked Macaroni/ White Ch.

28
215
(a) 4
950
3,800
136

13

2. Pulled Pork

24
140
(a) 4.5
830
3,735
156

3

3. Boneless Pork Ribs

24
140
(a) 4.5
830
3,735
156

3

4. Teriyaki Ginger Chicken/ Jas.

28
198
(a) 4
920
3,680
131
4

5. Swedish Meatballs

32
230
(a) 4
770
3,080
96
6

6. Three Cheese Ravioli

30
195
(a) 4
640
2,560
85

7

7. Baked Chicken Tortilla Cass.**

26.5
250
3
850
2,550
96

9

8. Baked Ziti (2)

28
230
(a) 3.5
700
2,450
88
6

9. Beef Lasagna

28
198
4
480
1,920
69
5
Entrees (Indiv.)

-

10. Homestyle Meatloaf**

18
85
(a) 6
460
2,760
153
4

11. Pasta Carbonera

12
220
(a) 2
900
1,800
150
5

12. Turkey Meatloaf

22
85
(a) 7
240
1,680
240
4

13. Mushroom Stuffed Gnocchi

10
195
(a) 1.5
960
1,440
144
6

14. Red Curry Chicken/ Jas.

12
170
2
660
1,320
110
5

15. Chicken Parmigiana*

10
142
2
630
1,260
126

8

16. Beef Stew

12
170
2
560
1,120
93

2

17. Ckicken Cacciatore

12
170
2
540
1,080
90
4

18. Chicken Marsala

12
195
2
360
720
60
5
Side Dishes

-

19. Parmesan Risotto

12
196
(a) 2
760
1,520
127

7

20. Broccoli Cheddar Au Gratin**

12
127
(a) 2.5
570
1,425
119
6

21. Loaded Mashed Potatoes

14
124
(a) 3
460
1,380
99
5

22. Savory Asiago Cream. Spin.**

15
122
(a) 3
460
1,380
92

3

23. Macaroni and Cheese**

12
259
(a) 1.5
900
1,350
113
6

24. Tri-color Roasted Potatoes

9
70
(a) 3.5
350
1,225
136

1

25. Creamy Mashed Potatoes**

14
154
(a) 2.5
440
1,100
79

3

** #7 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil
** #10 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil AND part. hydr. cottonseed oil
** #20 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil
** #22 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil
** #23 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil
** #25 contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil

HEY! SAFEWAY! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? Everyone else in the world is phasing out this plastic goop, GUARANTEED to clog your arteries. Safeway obviously DOESN'T care about people's health - just profits. Folks, you must READ THE LABELS, and reject the cr@p..

Notes:
1. (a) = "about"

2. One does NOT eat an artificially-contrived "Serving Size" - one eats what is in the package. I have therefore listed the amount of sodium in the PACKAGE, not the bullspit "Serving Size", which is reduced from reality to hide the bad news.

3. If one should eat any 1 of the top 10 items from this list in a single day, one has eaten TOO MUCH sodium for the day. Combine that with the salt from breakfast (bacon, cheese, roll, etc.), and you have gone WAY over the top.

4. * #15 had no readable expiration date, and had a mold colony growing on it (see photo).
     Other products had "pull" dates of 7 to 10 days earlier than my store visit.
     Safeway is very bad about "pulling" expired products.

5. When the "nutrition facts" are bad, just reduce the serving size. Safeway does this with their meatloaf products - #10 and #12. Nobody ever eats 3 oz. (85g) of anything. If the serving size is doubled to correspond to the other items listed, then the meatloaf REALLY stands out as salt-laden monsters. AVOID.

285 - 600

45

45

45

45

45

45

45



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Safeway
Signature Cafe
Family Entrees

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1. Signature Cafe
Baked Macaroni/ White Cheddar

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

3,800 mg
13 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH
MODIFIED CORN STARCH (2)

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

COOKED ENRICHED PASTA (SEMOLINA WHEAT FLOUR, EGG, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), MILK, WATER,

PASTEURIZED PROCESS CHEESE SPREAD (CHEDDAR AND COLBY CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 1, ENZYMES],

WATER, WHEY, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SKIM MILK, MILK FAT,
SALT 2, CARRAGEENAN, CELLULOSE GUM),

WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 3, AND ENZYMES], POWDERED CELLULOSE AS AN ANTI-CAKING AGENT, CALCIUM PROPRIONATE AS A PRESERVATIVE).

HEAVY CREAM (CREAM, CARRAGEENAN, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, POLYSORBATE 80),

CHEDDAR CHEESE (CULTURED MILK,
SALT 4, ENZYMES, ANNATTO COLOR, POWDERED CELLULOSE [ANTI-CAKING AGENT]),

CREAM CHEESE (MILK AND CREAM, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 5, CAROB BEAN GUM),

BLUE CHEESE (WHOLE MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 6, ENZYMES, PENNICILLIUM ROQUEFORTI),

BUTTER (SWEET CREAM,
SALT 7, ANNATTO COLOR),

BREADCRUMBS (WHEAT FLOUR, YEAST, SUGAR,
SALT 8),
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

PARMESAN CHEESE (PART SKIM COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 9, ENZYMES),

ROMANO CHEESE (PART SKIM COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT 10, ENZYMES)

PARMESAN AND ROMANO CHEESE BASE
(PARMESAN AND ROMANO CHEESE [MILK, CULTURE, ENZYMES,
SALT 11],

WATER, WHEY,
SALT 12, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CULTURED BUTTERMILK SOLIDS, CALCIUM AND SODIUM CASEINATES, NATURAL FLAVORING, AND GARLIC POWDER),

SALT 13, POTASSIUM SORBATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR, SPICE.



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2. Signature Cafe
Pulled Pork

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

3,735 mg
3 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,
MODIFIED FOOD STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

PORK,

BBQ SAUCE, (VINEGAR, SUGAR, TOMATO PASTE, WATER, MOLASSES,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, SPICES, ONION, GARLIC, CARAMEL, NATURAL FLAVOR),

WATER,

SEASONING (SUGAR, SALT, DEXTROSE, PAPRIKA, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SPICES, ONION POWDER, CARAMEL COLOR, BEET POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA),

SALT, DEXTROSE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE



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3. Signature Cafe
Boneless Pork Ribs

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

3,735 mg
3 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,
MODIFIED FOOD STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

PORK,

BBQ SAUCE (VINEGAR, SUGAR, TOMATO PASTE, WATER, MOLASSES,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, SPICES, ONION, GARLIC, CARAMEL, NATURAL FLAVOR),

WATER,

SEASONING (SUGAR,
SALT, DEXTROSE, PAPRIKA, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SPICES, ONION POWDER, CARAMEL COLOR, BEET POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA),

SALT, DEXTROSE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE.



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4. Signature Cafe
Teriyaki Ginger Chicken

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

3,680 mg
4 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

FULLY COOKED GINGER TERIYAKI CHICKEN [CHICKEN, GARLIC TERIYAKI SAUCE (CANE SUGAR, SOY SAUCE {WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT}, WATER, FRESH GARLIC, GINGER, CORN STARCH, TAPIOCA STARCH, LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE, CARAMEL COLOR, XANTHAN GUM),

WATER,

ORANGE SAUCE (SUGAR, WATER, NATURALLY BREWED SOY SAUCE, {WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEANS,
SALT},
VINEGAR,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, ORANGE JUICE CONCENTRATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER)

SESAME SEEDS,
SEA SALT, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, GARLIC POWDER, BLACK PEPPER],

FULLY COOKED JASMINE RICE [WATER AND JASMINE RICE].



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5. Signature Cafe
Swedish Meatballs

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

3,080 mg
6 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH
YEAST EXTRACT

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

SWEDISH MEATBALLS, SWEDISH SAUCE [WATER, SOYSAUCE {WATER, SOYBEANS, WHEAT FLOUR, SALT}, WHITE WINE {CONTAINS SULFITES, SALTED BUTTER {CREAM, SALT}, CREAM, MILK {WHOLE MILK, VITAMIN D ADDED}, MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

BEEF CONCENTRATE {ROASTED BEEF AND CONCENTRATE BEEF STOCK,
YEAST EXTRACT, SALT, DRIED ONION, DRIED GARLIC}, WHITE PEPPER]

MEATBALLS [GROUND BEEF, GROUNF PORK, ONION, CELERY, CREAM, TOMATOES, CANOLA OIL, EGGS,

JAPANESE BREADCRUMBS {ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR [WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], WATER, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, YEAST,
SALT},

WATER,
SEA SALT, MILK [WHOLE MILK, VITAMIN D ADDED], GARLIC, BLACK PEPPER,

BEEF BASE {ROASTED BEEF, CONCENTRATED BEEF STOCK,
SALT, YEAST EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN [FROM CORN], CORN OIL, SUGAR, DRIED ONION, DRIED GARLIC, DRYED WHEY, CARAMEL COLOR]),

EGG NOODLES (WATER, EGG NOODLE PASTA [ENRICHED DURUM SEMOLINA {DURUM SEMOLINA, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE [IRON], THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID}, VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN, WHOLE EGG POWDER, GLYCEROL MONOSTEARATE]).



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6. Signature Cafe
Three Cheese Ravioli

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

2,560 mg
7 times in the ingredients.
-

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

WATER,

TOMATO PUREE (TOMATOES AND
SALT),

RICOTTA CHEESE (MILK, VINEGAR,
SALT AND XANTHAN GUM, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM [STABILIZERS]),

TOMATOES IN JUICE (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE,
SALT AND CALCIUM CHLORIDE),

DURUM FLOUR, SEMOLINA FLOUR, EGG,

ROMANO CHEESE (SHEEP'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES),

ONION, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL,

PARMESON CHEESE (PASTEURIZED COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES),

PANKO (WHEAT FLOUR, CANE SYRUP,
SEA SALT, YEAST),

GARLIC,
SALT, SPICES, SUGAR, GRANULATED GARLIC.



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7. Signature Cafe
Baked Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -
Hidden MSG -

2,550 mg
9 times in the ingredients.
YES
MODIFIED CORN STARCH
YEAST EXTRACT

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

FILLING:
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP (MILK, WATER,

SHORTENING POWDER [
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SODIUM CASEIN ATE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM SILICOALUMINATE],

MODIFIED CORN STARCH, WHEAT FLOUR, MALTODEXTRIN,
SALT, DEHYDRATED MUSHROOM, SUGAR, BUTTER FLAVOR, ONION POWDER, NATURAL MUSHROOM FLAVOR, XANTHAN GUM, SPICE),

COOKED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN, WATER, TOMATOES, DICED TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID),

CHEDDAR CHEESE (CULTURED MILK,
SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO COLOR, POWDERED CELLULOSE [ANTI-CAKING AGENT]),

ONION, GREEN BELL PEPPER,
GREEN CHILIES (DICED GREEN CHILI PEPPERS, WATER, CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE,
SALT)

SEASONINGS (CHILI PEPPER, SPICES INCLUDING PAPRIKA, DEHYDRATED ONION,
SALT, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, PARSLEY FLAKES, OREGANO, BLACK PEPPER, RED PEPPER, DEXTROSE, GREEN BELL PEPPER, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORINGS),
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

CHILI POWDER (CHILI PEPPER AND OTHER SPICES,
SALT, GARLIC POWDER)

JALAPENO PEPPER
(JALAPENO PEPPERS,
SALT, ACETIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE),

MALTODEXTRIN, CILANTRO,

FRIED ONION POWDER (ONION POWDER,
SALT, RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, DEXTROSE, COCONUT OIL FRACTIONS),

CULTURED DEXTROSE,
SEASONINGS (
SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTEN, STABILIZER [GUAR GUM, XANTHAN GUM, SUGAR], POTASSIUM SORBATE [PRESERVATIVE], CILANTRO, YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVORS, LACTIC ACID, SOYBEAN OIL)

POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR,
SALT, SPICES, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, VINEGAR, SODIUM DIACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, DEXTROSE, EGG WHITE LYSOZYME, NISIN PREPARATION.

TORTILLA:
STONE GROUND YELLOW CORN MASA FLOUR AND A TRACE OF LIME, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM AND/OR GUAR GUM, AS A PRESERVATIVE (FUMARIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, CALCIUM PROPIONATE AND SODIUM PROPIONATE).



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8. Signature Cafe
Baked Ziti

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

2,450 mg
6 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

TOMATOES IN PUREE (TOMATOES, TOMATO PUREE, SALT, CITRIC ACID),

PENNE PASTA (PENNE PASTA [DURUM SEMOLINA, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE {IRON}, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], WATER)

RICOTTA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED WHEY, PASTEURIZED MILK, VINEGAR,
SALT, CARRAGEENAN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE),

MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURES,
SALT, ENZYMES),

GROUND BEEF,
HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE (PORK, WATER,
SALT, SUGAR, SPICE EXTRACTIVES, OLEORESIN OF PAPRIKA, OIL OF ORANGE),

MILK (WHOLE MILK, VITAMIN D ADDED), ONION, OLIVE OIL, SUGAR, GARLIC, CULTURED DEXTROSE,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE (PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES, MICROCELLULOSE CRYSTALLINE [AS ANTI-CAKING]),

ENRICHED UNBLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR [NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], MALTED BARLEY FLOUR),

SPICES,
SALT, CANOLA OIL, CITRIC ACID.



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9. Signature Cafe
Beef Lasagne

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,920 mg
5 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

LASAGNA PASTA (SEMOLINA WHEAT FLOUR [ENRICHED WITH NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE {IRON}, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], WATER, EGG)

WATER, GROUND BEEF,

RICOTTA CHEESE (WHEY, MILK, CITRIC ACID,
SALT),

TOMATO PASTE,
TOMATOES (TOMATOES, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID)

MILK (WHOLE MILK, VITAMIN D ADDED), ONION,

MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURES,
SALT, ENZYMES),

PARMESON CHEESE (AGED PARMESON [MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES]
MICROCELLULOSE CRYSTALLINE [AS ANTI-CAKING]),

GARLIC, SPICES, CANOLA OIL,

ENRICHED UNBLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, [NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], MALTED BARLEY FLOUR),

VEGETABLE OIL BLEND (CANOLA OIL, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL),
SALT,

SOY SAUCE (WATER, SOYBEANS, WHEAT FLOUR,
SALT), CULTURED DEXTROSE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, PAPRIKA, CRUSHED RED CHILI PEPPER.



Safeway Signature Cafe
Entrees
(Individual)

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10. Signature Cafe
Homestyle Meatloaf

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -

2,760 mg
4 times in the ingredients.
YES

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

MEATLOAF (BEEF, ONIONS, WATER,

KETCHUP [TOMATO CONCENTRATE, DISTILLED VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP,
SALT, SPICE, ONION POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORING],

TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, GREEN PEPPERS,

BREADCRUMBS [BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR,
SALT, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND COTTONSEED OIL, YEAST], EGG WHITES, POTATO FLOUR, NATURAL FLAVORING, NONFAT DRY MILK, SALT, PARSLEY),

GLAZE (TOMATO PASTE, WATER, BROWN SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHITE VINEGAR, CORN SYRUP, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS [CONTAINS MALTODEXTRIN], POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE).



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11. Signature Cafe
Pasta Carbonera

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,800 mg
5 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

LINGUINE PASTA (WATER, LINGUINE PASTA [DURUM SEMOLINA FLOUR, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE {IRON}, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID]),

MILK (WHOLE MILK, VITAMIN D ADDED),

CHICKEN (CHICKEN BREAST, WATER,
SALT, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATES),

CREAM,

UNCURED BACON - NO NITRITE OR NITRATES ADDED EXCEPT AS NATURALLY OCCURRING IN THE CELERY JUICE (PORK BELLIES, WATER, SODIUM LACTATE,
SALT, TURBINADO SUGAR, SPICE EXTRACTIVES, CELERY JUICE, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE),

PARMESAN CHEESE (PASTEURIZED CULTURED MILK,
SALT, ENZYMES),

ROMANO CHEESE (SHEEP MILK, CHEESE CULTURES,
SALT, ENZYMES, POWDERED CELLULOSE [AS ANTI-CAKING]),

PEAS, CULTURED DEXTROSE, EGGS, GARLIC, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATES,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SEA SALT, WHITE PEPPER.



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12. Signature Cafe
Turkey Meatloaf
(unbelievably bad - I flushed it)

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG

1,680 mg
4 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH

Ingredients-
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

TURKEY, ONIONS, WATER, KETCHUP (TOMATO CONCENTRATE, DISTILLED VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, SALT, SPICE, ONION POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORING)

TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, POTATO EXTRACT,

BREADCRUMBS (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR,
SALT, YEAST, CANOLA OIL)

GREEN PEPPERS, EGG WHITES, FLAVORING, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, NONFAT DRY MILK,
SALT, PARSLEY.

GLAZE:
WATER, TOMATO PASTE, BROWN SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHITE VINEGAR, CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE,
SALT, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, NATURAL FLAVOR, FRUIT JUICE FOR COLOR (ELDERBERRY AND CHOKEBERRY), CITRIC ACID, CARAMEL COLOR, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVATIVES).



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13. Signature Cafe
Mushroom Stuffed Gnocci

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,440 mg
6 times in the ingredients.
-

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

WATER, HEAVY CREAM,

POTATO FLAKES (POTATOES, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES),

EGG, DURUM FLOUR,

PARMESAN CHEESE (PASTEURIZED COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES)

PASTEURIZED WHOLE MILK,
MUSHROOMS (WATER,
SALT),

MONTEREY JACK CHEESE (PASTEURIZED COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT AND ENZYMES),

BUTTER,
PANKO (WHEAT FLOUR, ORGANIC CANE SUGAR,
SEA SALT, YEAST),

SWISS CHEESE (PASTEURIZED COW'S MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES),

ONION,
SALT, SAUTEED ONION (ONION, SOYBEAN OIL), CORN STARCH, GARLIC, SHERRY WINE, SPICES, GRANULATED GARLIC.



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14. Signature Cafe
Red Curry Chicken

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,320 mg
5 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

CHICKEN,

RED CURRY SAUCE (COCONUT MILK, [COCONUT MILK, WATER, CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE AND/OR POLYSORBATE 60, GUAR GUM AND/OR XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM AND/OR SODIUM METABISULFITE],

RED CURRY PASTE [RED CHILI, GARLIC, LEMONGRASS,
SALT, SHALLOT, GALANGAL*, SHRIMP PASTE {CRUSTACEAN}, KAFFIR LIME PEEL, PEPPER]

SUGAR, MILK, WATER,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

ANCHOVY-FLAVORED FISH SAUCE, [WATER, ANCHOVY {FISH},
SALT, SUGAR],

SOY SAUCE [WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEAN,
SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE], LIME CONCENTRATE)

JASMINE RICE (JASMINE RICE, WATER),

WATER,
MARINADE (DEHYDRATED) [
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, AND SALT],

SEA SALT, GARLIC POWDER, BLACK PEPPER.

*GALANGAL IS A TYPE OF GINGER.



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15. Signature Cafe
Chicken Parmigiana

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,260 mg
8 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

CHICKEN (boneless chicken breast, water,
Contains 2% or less of the following:
SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SODIUM LACTATE,
SALT, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CARRAGEENAN, SODIUM PHOSPHATE)

TOMATO SAUCE, [TOMATO STRIPS IN JUICE, (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE,
SALT, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID)

CRUSHED TOMATOES (GROUND TOMATOES, TOMATO PUREE,
SALT, CITRIC ACID),
WATER

TOMATO PUREE (TOMATOES,
SALT), TOMATO PASTE, SOYBEAN OIL, (CONTAINS CITRIC ACID), SPICES, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, SALT, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, DEXTROSE (FROM CORN), SUGAR, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, CITRIC ACID]

MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED WHOLE MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES, POWDERED CELLULOSE (ADDED TO PREVENT CAKING), NATAMYCIN (ADDED AS A PRESERVATIVE))

BREAD CRUMBS (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, DEXTROSE, YEAST,
SALT),

BATTER (WATER, BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, CELLULOSE GUM, VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN).



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16. Signature Cafe
Beef Stew

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,120 mg
2 times in the ingredients.
-

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

BEEF,
DICED TOMATOES IN JUICE (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE,
SALT, CITRIC ACID AND CALCIUM CHLORIDE),

POTATOES, BABY CARROTS, PEARL ONIONS, CELERY,

SAUTEED ONION (SWEET SPANISH ONION, VEGETABLE OIL),

MUSHROOMS,
SEA SALT, PARSLEY, CORN STARCH, SOYBEAN OIL,

SAUTEED GARLIC (GARLIC, CANOLA OIL, NATURAL SAUTEED ONION FLAVOR),

GRANULATED ONION (DEHYDRATED ONION), PAPRIKA, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM, BLACK PEPPER, BAY LEAF.



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17. Signature Cafe
Chicken Cacciatore

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,080 mg
4 times in the ingredients.
-

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

CHICKEN BREAST (CHICKEN, WATER, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE),

TOMATOES IN PUREE (TOMATOES, TOMATO PUREE,
SALT, CITRIC ACID),

WATER, MUSHROOMS, OLIVE OIL, RED BELL PEPPER, ONIONS, CHICKEN BROTH (WATER), RED WINE (CONTAIN SULFITES), GREEN BELL PEPPER, SPICES, GARLIC, CORN STARCH,

CHICKEN BASE (CHICKEN MEAT INCLUDINE NATURAL JUICES,
SALT, MALTODEXTRIN, CHICKEN FAT, SUGAR, DRIED WHEY [MILK], FLAVORINGS, TURMERIC [COLOR]),

SUGAR,
SEA SALT, CRUSHED RED CHILI PAPPER.



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18. Signature Cafe
Chicken Marsala

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

720 mg
5 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

FULLY COOKED CHICKEN MARSALA [MUSHROOM PIECES AND STEMS, WATER,
MARSALA WINE {WINE,
SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, (PRESERVATIVE), POTASSIUM METABISULFITE (PRESERVATIVE)),

SHALLOTS,
BUTTER (BUTTER,
SALT), OLIVE OIL,
CORN STARCH- MODIFIED,

BEEF BASE (ROASTED BEEF INCLUDING BEEF JUICES,
SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTEN, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, FLAVORING, CORN OIL, SUGAR, POTATO FLOUR, AND CARAMEL COLOR}, GARLIC, SEA SALT, PARSLEY, RED PEPPER, THYME]

CHICKEN, WATER,
SEA SALT, GARLIC, BLACK PEPPER)

PENNE RIGATI (WATER, ENRICHED SEMOLINA [DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA, ENRICHED WITH NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID])



Safeway Signature Cafe
Side Dishes

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19. Signature Cafe
Parmesan Risotto

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -

1,520 mg
7 times in the ingredients.
YEAST EXTRACT
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

COOKED RICE (WATER, PARBOILED WHITE RICE),
WATER, CREAM,

PARMESAN CHEESE (PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES),
ONION,

ROASTED VEGETABLE BASE (VEGETABLES [PUREES, {CARROT, CELERY, ONION, SAUTEED ONION, RED BELL PEPPER},

DEHYDRATED {TOMATO, CARROTS, GREEN BELL PEPPER, , ONION}, JUICES {ONION, GARLIC, SHALLOT, CARROT}],

SUGAR,
SALT, YEAST EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN,

CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: MALTODEXTRIN, CANOLA OIL, NATURAL FLAVOR, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SPICE, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, BURGUNDY WINE SOLIDS). MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

BUTTER (SWEET CREAM,
SALT, ANNATTO)

COOKING WINE (SAUTERNE WINE,
SALT. POTASSIUM METABISULFITE, [PRESERVATIVE])
ONION POWDER,
SALT,

PARMESAN AND ROMANO CHEESE BASE (PARMESAN AND ROMANO CHEESE [MILK, CULTURE, ENZYMES,
SALT],

WATER, WHEY,
SALT, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CULTURED BUTTERMILK SOLIDS, CALCIUM AND SODIUM CASEINATES, NATURAL FLAVORING, AND GARLIC POWDER),
GARLIC MINCED IN OIL (GARLIC, SOYBEAN OIL, CITRIC ACID)

POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR, DEHYDRATED PARSLEY, XANTHAN GUM, SPICE



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20. Signature Cafe
Broccoli Cheddar Au Gratin

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -
Hidden MSG -

1,425 mg
6 times in the ingredients.
YES
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

BROCCOLI, MILK, WATER,

CHEESE SPREAD ([PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES],

WATER, WHEY, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SKIM MILK,
SALT, MILKFAT, ANNATTO AND APOCAROTENAL [FOR COLOR])

CHEDDAR CHEESE (CHEDDAR CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES],
WATER,
SALT, ANNATTO [COLOR]).

MARGARINE (VEGETABLE OIL BLEND [LIQUID SOYBEAN OIL,
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL], ARTIFICIAL COLOR, WATER, SALT, WHEY SOLIDS [MILK], SOY LECITHIN, VEGETABLE MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM BENZOATE [USED TO PROTECT QUALITY] CITRIC ACID, VITAMIN A PALMITATE),

MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PRESERVE FLAVOR, ANNATTO COLOR.



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21. Signature Cafe
Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Total Salt -
Salt -
Hidden MSG -
Carcinogen -

1,380 mg
5 times in the ingredients.
MODIFIED CORN STARCH
Sodium Nitrite

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

POTATOES, MILK
BUTTER (SWEET CREAM,
SALT, ANNATTO [COLOR])

CHEDDAR CHEESE
(CULTURED MILK,
SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO COLOR)

SOUR CREAM (CREAM, MILK,
MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, GUAR GUM, CARRAGEENAN, CALCIUM SULFATE, LOCUST BEAN GUM, CULTURE, NATAMYCIN [NATURAL PRESERVATIVE])

BACON BITS (CURED WITH WATER,
SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM NITRITE, SMOKE FLAVOR, SUGAR, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, BROWN SUGAR, SODIUM ASCORBATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, DEXTROSE),

ONION,
SALT,

ROASTED GARLIC BASE (ROASTED GARLIC,
SALT, MALTODEXTRIN [FROM CORN], NATURAL FLAVORINGS, CORNSTARCH, CANOLA OIL AND SESAME OIL),

POTASSIUM SORBATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR, SPICE, DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE TO MAINTAIN COLOR, CHIVES.



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22. Signature Cafe
Savory Asiago Creamed Spinach

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -
Hidden MSG -
CRAP -

1,380 mg
3 times in the ingredients.
YES
MODIFIED CORN STARCH
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

SPINACH, WATER, MILK, CREAM, ONION,

MARGARINE (VEGETABLE OIL BLEND [LIQUID SOYBEAN OIL,
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL],

WATER,
SALT, WHEY [MILK], SOY LECITHIN, VEGETABLE MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM BENZOATE [TO PROTECT QUALITY], ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, VITAMIN A PALMITATE),

MODIFIED CORN STARCH,

ASIAGO CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK,
SALT, CHEESE CULTURE, ENZYMES),

SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR, SPICES.



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23. Signature Cafe
Macaroni and Cheese

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -
Hidden MSG -

1,350 mg
6 times in the ingredients.
YES
MODIFIED CORN STARCH

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

COOKED ENRICHED MACARONI (SEMOLINA WHEAT FLOUR, IRON, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID)

MILK, WATER,

PASTEURIZED PROCESS CHEESE SPREAD (AMERICAN CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES], WATER, WHEY, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SKIM MILK, SALT, MILKFAT, ANNATTO [COLOR], APOCAROTENAL [COLOR]),

CHEDDAR CHEESE (CHEDDAR CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE,
SALT, ENZYMES],

WATER,
SALT, ANNATTO [COLOR],

MARGARINE VEGETABLE OIL BLEND [LIQUID SOYBEAN OIL,
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL], WATER, SALT, WHEY [MILK], SOY LECITHIN, VEGETABLE MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM BENZOATE [USED TO PROTECT QUALITY]. CITRIC ACID, VITAMIN A PALMITATE),

MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PRESERVE FLAVOR, ANNATTO (COLOR).



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24. Signature Cafe
Tri-color Roasted Potatoes

Total Salt -
Salt -

1,225 mg
1 time in the ingredients.

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

RED SKIN POTATOES, BABY GOLD YUKON POTATOES, PURPLE POTATOES,

OLIVE OIL, GARLIC,
SEA SALT, SPICES



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25. Signature Cafe
Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Total Salt -
Salt -
PHVO ? -
BAD STUFF -

1,100 mg
3 times in the ingredients.
YES
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR
ARTIFICIAL COLOR

Ingredients -
(spaces and bolding added for clarity)

POTATOES, MILK,

BUTTER (CREAM,
SALT, ANNATTO COLOR),

MARGARINE (VEGETABLE OIL BLEND [LIQUID SOYBEAN OIL,
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL], WATER, SALT, WHEY[MILK], SOY LECITHIN, VEGETABLE MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM BENZOATE [USED TO PROTECT QUALITY], ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, VITAMIN A PALMITATE),

SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, WATER, SPICE, ARTIFICIAL COLOR.



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Safeway Signature Cafe Foods

ALL of the Safeway Signature Cafe Ingredient Lists are obfuscated by using
1. all condensed TALL CAPS, and
2. reduced contrast, such as Pink text on a red background

Try living on Safeway's prepared dishes, and you may eventually suffer ill effects from high blood pressure, such as heart attack and stroke.


Seniors and black folks are at highest risk.
Increased salt causes increased water retention. Water retention results in higher blood volume. Higher blood volume results in higher blood pressure. The most popular blood pressure lowering medicine is a diuretic called HCTZ - HydroChloroThiaZide, which removes excess salt from the body. Unfortunately, it also depletes the potassium in your body.

Compare Safeway Signature Cafe prepared foods salt content with
Trader Joe's prepared foods salt content.

.
Individual American
Daily Salt Consumption

Average Daily Consumption

3,500 mg

Old Guideline Maximum

2,300 mg

New Guideline Maximum

1,500 mg

Eating JUST ONE of the top 10 items on this page, will put you WAY OVER your recommended daily sodium intake.




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Vaughn's Other
Dietary SALT Related Pages

* Fast Food Salt

*
Safeway Signature Salt

*
Salt in Beans and Chili

*
Salt in Progresso Soup

*
Salt in Trader Joe's




DISCLAIMER
Signature Cafe is the trademark of Safeway company.
The author has no relationship with Safeway.

Why did I make this page?
1. Safeway does NOT provide an ingredients list for ANY of their Signature Cafe foods on their website, and

2. Safeway does NOT provide ANY list of their Signature Cafe foods on their website. The above list contains the Signature Cafe items available at my local Safeway.

Safeway IGNORES the literature regarding HIDDEN MSG, as found in "enzymes", "modified corn starch", "yeast extract", etc.

Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors and misstatements are possible.
Consult your doctor for personal nutrition advice.

Ingredients List Format
Most food manufacturers obscure their ingredient lists by using low contrast text, or by using tightly spaced (condensed) ALL TALL CAPS, to make them harder to read. Safeway does the same. People just don't like to try and read "paint on a wall".

In addition, Safeway also confuses customers by liberally using parentheses (x), brackets [x], and braces {x}. It is a chore in itself to determine what goes into the parentheses, brackets and braces. I have added blank line spacing to help sort this out.
.

I could not find a chart like the above. So, I assembled this list of ingredients found in some of Safeway's Signature Cafe prepared foods, to help myself compare available options. I hope that you find it useful.

Never forget Aubuchon's Axiom:
"In general, the healthiness of any food is inversely proportional to the number of ingredients.

Example: The worst foods for you are Safeway bakery goods - some have OVER 100 ingredients. Including Azodicarbonamide, which is banned in Australia and Europe. Need I say more? Forget the FDA - it is YOU who must be the gatekeeper to your body, when food is involved.
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