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First Nationwide Class Action Filed Against ConAgra on Behalf of Consumers Who Purchased or Ingested Salmonella Contaminated Pot Pies
Date:10/12/2007

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firms Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, and Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC:

On October 12, 2007, SCHIFFRIN BARROWAY TOPAZ & KESSLER, LLP and JANET, JENNER & SUGGS, LLC filed the first nationwide class action against CONAGRA FOODS, INC. and CONAGRA FOODS PACKAGED FOOD, LLC. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri on behalf of 1) all persons who purchased and/or consumed ConAgra's Pot Pies subject to the October 11, 2007 recall; and 2) all persons who consumed ConAgra's Pot Pies subject to the October 11, 2007 recall and have suffered physical injuries.

"This Class Action was filed to protect the rights of all victims that have been wronged by the carelessness of ConAgra in the manufacture of these contaminated frozen pot pies. Consumers reasonably relied upon ConAgra to manufacture and sell food that was free from poisonous contamination. ConAgra betrayed the trust of consumers and it must be held accountable for not protecting basic food, health and safety," said Tobias L. Millrood, partner with Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

On October 9, 2007, ConAgra ceased operations at its Marshall, Missouri manufacturing plants due to reported cases of Salmonella linked to its products. Banquet brand and generic store brand frozen not-ready-to-eat pot pie products with "P-9" printed on the side of the package are alleged to be the source of the reported illnesses caused by Salmonella based on epidemiological evidence collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State public health departments. At the time, the CDC, which is leading the investigation, said 30 states had reported 139 cases of Salmonella poisoning, including 23 that required hospitalization. Wisconsin had the most cases (19), followed by Pennsylvania (13).

ConAgra did not recall the Pot Pies but issue
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