Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

USA: A nationwide salmonella outbreak

13 October, 2007

ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled all its Banquet pot pies and store brand varieties after the products were linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
The company included beef pot pies in the recall after initially saying only the chicken and turkey pot pies should not be eaten.
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states across the United States and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to investigate an ongoing multi-state outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- , infections in humans. Between January 1, 2007 and October 12, 2007, at least 174 isolates of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- with an indistinguishable genetic fingerprint have been collected from ill persons in 32 states. No deaths have been reported.