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Fri October 12, 2007
Pot pie sickens Wyoming child
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health says that the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted the national recall of all Banquet pot pies has sickened at least one child in Wyoming.
Kim Deti is spokeswoman for the state health department. She says that officials today (Friday) confirmed that a Natrona County child who was diagnosed with salmonella poisoning on Tuesday had been exposed to a pot pie covered by the recall.
Deti said two other Wyoming children have tested positive for the identical strain of salmonella associated with the recall in recent months. But she said investigators haven't pinned down whether the other two, in Lincoln and Goshen counties, had eaten pot pies.
ConAgra Foods recalled all its Banquet pot pies and store brand varieties Thursday this week. The store brand versions are sold under the names of Albertson's, Hill Country Fare, Food Lion, Great Value (sold at Wal-Mart stores), Kirkwood, Kroger, Meijer and Western Family.