October 9, 2007: FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Banquet Frozen Chicken and Turkey Pot Pies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Public Health Alert for Banquet brand and generic store brand frozen chicken and turkey pot pies due to the possibility Salmonella contamination.  The pot pie products can be identified by a “P-9” printed on the side of the package.

The alert also states that FSIS is investigating a Missouri plant, which on October 9, ceased operations due to illnesses linked to their products.  The reported illnesses were caused by Salmonella based on epidemiological evidence collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health departments.

The agency warns that consumers should not eat these pies.

For more information about Salmonella food poisoning, please see About Salmonella and Salmonella Symptoms and Conmplications. More information can also be obtained on the website foodpoisoning.com. Attorney Eric H. Weinberg, who sponsors both sites, represents many clients who have been harmed by Salmonella food poisoning. Visit food poisoning lawyer to learn more.

Please see Salmonella Pot Pies, Pot Pie Recall, and Banquet Pot Pie Recall for more information.

For recent outbreak and food recall news, please see Salmonella Outbreak Ohio and Minnesota, Listeria Bacon Bit Recall, and Listeria Burrito Recall.