Conagra Foods, Inc. is pulling its pot pies from store shelves due to injuries that are hospitalizing people. While the company is not recalling its product, it is offering to reimburse the consumer for the cost of the pie. Food poisoning can lead to system wide infection and organ failure. Thus far there have been no deaths reported.
Our office once represented an elderly gentleman who was poisoned by a local restaurant in the San Joaquin Valley. As a result of the infection, his lungs reacted by building scar tissue (a phenomena known as pulmonary fibrosis) causing him to become short of breath and requiring 24 hour oxygen.
The pot pies made by ConAgra have been linked to at least 152 cases of salmonella in 31 states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 20 people have been hospitalized as part of the ongoing outbreak, but so far no deaths have been linked to the pot pies.
Conagra suggests that with proper cooking their product is safe.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.