ConAgra Foods announced a voluntary recall of Banquet-brand poultry pot pies (expanded to include beef pot pies) after health officials found a link to 139 cases of salmonella contamination across 30 states.
Consumers are advised not to consume any pot pies with the product code P-9 on the side of the box.
While ConAgra contends the pot pies are safe if cooked properly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns consumers to check their freezers for any recalled products. ConAgra officials are working with health authorities to determine whether any more precautions are necessary.
A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) spokeswoman said, the largest numbers of salmonella cases have been reported in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri.
ConAgra is offering a refund for any recalled pot pies returned to the store of purchase.
Consumers with questions about Banquet or store brand pot pies may call 1-866-484-8671 or contact us online at www.conagrafoods.com/contactus. For more information on food safety, consumers may reference IFIC.org.