Banquet is warning consumers about turkey and chicken pot pies that may have possible contamination with salmonella. The contaminated pot pies are made in a plant in Missouri. Salmonella can cause food poisoning.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a health alert Tuesday to warn about the possible link between the pot pies and the salmonella cases.
The USDA is advising consumers to discard the pies, said Amanda Eamich, of the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. ConAgra is not recalling the pies but is offering mail-in refunds and store returns.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been tracking reported salmonella cases since last Wednesday.
There have been 139 reported cases of salmonella around the country from people that have eaten the pot pies. The company maintains the pies are safe if cooked according to the directions.