Banquet Frozen Pot Pie Tests Positive For Salmonella

Consumers are urged to discard frozen pot pies that may be linked to
Salmonella illnesses

State health officials today confirmed that a Banquet Frozen Turkey Pot
Pie has tested positive for Salmonella bacteria at the Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection laboratory in

People are advised to discard frozen pot pie products that may be
linked to 22 Salmonella illnesses in 15 Wisconsin counties.  All
varieties of the following 7 oz. single serving brands bearing an
establishment number “P-9” or “Est. 1059” printed on the side of
the package should be discarded:

● Banquet (sold in many stores)
● Great Value (sold at WalMart)
● Albertson’s (sold at Albertson’s)
● Food Lion (sold at Food Lion)
● Hill Country Fare (sold at HEB)
● Kirkwood (sold at Aldi)
● Kroger (sold at Kroger)
● Meijer (sold at Meijer)
● Western Family (now discontinued)

The previously unopened pie that tested positive for Salmonella was
collected from the freezer of a Wisconsin resident who had been
diagnosed with Salmonella illness in September.  Further laboratory
testing is pending to confirm whether the Salmonella bacteria found in
the pot pie matches the strain that has caused 211 illnesses nationwide,
including 22 among Wisconsin residents.  

Wisconsin health officials are continuing to monitor for additional
cases, so please watch for Salmonella symptoms, which typically appear
18 to 36 hours after exposure, but can occur as quickly as 8 hours – or
as long as 72 hours – after exposure.  People infected with Salmonella
bacteria may experience mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever,
and occasionally vomiting for several days. Bloodstream infections are
infrequent, but can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or
elderly.  Most people with Salmonella infection will recover on their
own, but it’s important to drink fluids to prevent dehydration.  If
you have any questions about your symptoms, contact your health care

Salmonella is a bacterium that typically affects the intestinal tract,
but can also be detected in urine, the blood or other body tissues.  It
is spread by (1) eating or drinking contaminated food or water, or (2)
by direct or indirect contact with fecal material from infected people
or animals.  

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