Don't Eat Chicken Or Turkey Pot Pies Right Now

You can add another item to your special “unsafe food” list for October: chicken and turkey pot pies, including the Banquet brand and generic store brands that have “P-9” stamped on the side, which may contain salmonella. Several cases of salmonella poisoning have now been reported in various states, and ConAgra and the USDA are asking consumers not to eat the product while they investigate.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is investigating a Missouri facility that produced the batch pot pies. ConAgra, which is offering refunds for purchased pies, “believes the issue is likely related to consumer undercooking of the product” and is considering redesigning the package “to more clearly illustrate different cooking times for Banquet pot pies related to varying wattages of microwaves.”

“Health alert on some turkey, chicken pot pies: USDA” [Reuters]
“ConAgra Advises Consumers To Avoid Banquet Turkey” [CNN Money]

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