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October 29, 2007: CDC Updates Number of Salmonella Food Poisoning Illnesses Linked with Recalled ConAgra Banquet Pot Pies

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports of Salmonella food poisoning in individuals who ate recalled Banquet pot pies manufactured by ConAgra Foods Inc. date back to January 2007.

The CDC issued an update today noting that there have been at least 272 confirmed cases in 35 states of food poisoning from Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, which is the strain identified in the recalled pot pies.

The CDC gives the number of pot pie food poisoning cases by state as follows:

Arizona (1 person), Arkansas (4), California (18), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (5), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (11), Illinois (7), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (4), Kentucky (9), Massachusetts (7), Maryland (7), Maine (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota (7), Missouri (18), Montana (6), Nevada (6), New York (10), North Carolina (2), Ohio (11), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (18), Tennessee (6), Texas (4), Utah (12), Virginia (9), Vermont (2), Washington (27), Wisconsin (24), Wyoming (3).

In addition, the CDC reports that individuals who have been sickened by recalled Banquet pot pies range in age from less than a year old to 89 years of age. The median age of those affected is 18. Furthermore, 51% of those people taken ill are female. While a total of 65 people have been hospitalized, there have been no reported deaths.

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.

For more information about Salmonella food poisoning, please see About Salmonella and Salmonella Symptoms and Complications. Also visit

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 work with food poisoning, please see Food Poisoning Lawyer on this site.

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