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Washington man sues over recalled pot pies

Phuong Cat Le of the Seattle PI reported:

A Pasco man is suing ConAgra Foods Inc. for salmonella poisoning after eating a Banquet pot pie that had been recalled. His attorneys from Seattle-based Marler Clark filed a complaint Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. It’s the fourth lawsuit that the firm has filed against the Omaha, Neb., food conglomerate.  From January to Oct. 29, at least 272 people have reported being sickened with Salmonella after eating the pot pies, according to the investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington state has the greatest number of reported cases, with 27. ConAgra stopped producing its Banquet potpies on Oct. 9, and told consumers not to eat its chicken or turkey potpies. It recalled the products two days later.

Interesting – Washington State leads the nation in the number of people sickened by pot pies – 27 of the 272 – I’m not sure of the significance.

See the Tri-City Herald too:  Pasco man sues over tainted pot pie