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October 10, 2007: Salmonella-Contaminated Pies Sicken 139 in 30 States

Health officials have linked 139 cases of Salmonella food poisoning in 30 states to Banquet turkey and chicken pot pies manufactured by ConAgra Foods Inc.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began investigating on Wednesday of last week after numerous cases of Salmonella illness were reported. The largest numbers of cases have been reported in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Missouri.

The Missouri plant that manufactures the chicken and turkey pot pies under the Banquet brand name as well as generic store brands has halted production. The pot pies affected by this current Salmonella outbreak have a “P-9” printed on the side of the box as part of a code above the use-by date.

Health officials warn that the pot pies should not be eaten, and the USDA Food Safety Inspections Service issued a public health alert on Tuesday afternoon warning consumers about the link between the pot pies and the Salmonella food poisoning cases.

This is the second time this year that a ConAgra product has been linked to a nationwide food poisoning outbreak. In February, ConAgra recalled its Peter Pan brand peanut butter after it was learned that the contaminated product was responsible for well over 600 confirmed cases of Salmonella food poisoning in 47 states. The peanut butter was manufactured at ConAgra’s Sylvester, Ga., plant.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4-7 days, and most people recover without treatment. Individuals with diarrhea usually recover completely, although it may be several months before their bowel habits are entirely normal. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg currently represents victims of the Arby’s, Peter Pan brand peanut butter, Veggie Booty, and Taste of Chicago Salmonella outbreaks. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, please fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form, or contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. To learn more about our law firm please see Food Poisoning Lawyer on this site.

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