According to www.king5.com , an Everett man is suing ConAgra Foods. He says a Banquet chicken pot pie contaminated with salmonella made his 2-year old daughter sick. ConAgra, Banquet’s parent company, has recalled the pies due to hundreds of reports of salmonella poisoning associated with the pot pies.
Though the 2-year old improved, her father realized her case was one of more than 200 in 34 states thought to be related to the salmonella outbreak. According to the State Department of Health, at least 14 cases of salmonella poisoning connected to the outbreak are here in Washington State. Regarding suing ConAgra, the father said, “I feel confident that this is the right thing to do. It’s a shame that this is what it takes for them to realize what’s going on.”
Information on the ConAgra Foods website lists the products which are included in the recall. It states that all varieties of Banquet brand frozen pot pies and all varieties of store brand frozen pot pies sold under the names of Albertson’s, Hill Country Fare, Food Lion, Great Value, Kirkwood, Kroger, Meijer, and Western Family are included in the voluntary recall.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the salmonella germ is actually a group of bacteria that can cause illness in humans. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to contaminated products. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. The CDC also says that “while many raw foods of animal origin are frequently contaminated, thorough cooking kills salmonella.”
If you or someone you know has been infected with the salmonella virus due to eating contaminated Banquet or other brand chicken pot pies, contact your doctor immediately, to find out how to best treatment this illness. Also, contact the Seattle salmonella poisoning attorneys at Bernard Law Group.