8-14-17 salmonella poisoning at fdl farmers market

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services,  the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection  and four Local Health Departments are investigating at least seven cases of salmonellosis affecting people in four Wisconsin counties including Fond du Lac County.  All seven of the patients consumed fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets.  Shelled peas are loose, no longer in their pod.  The investigation shows that at least seven people infected with the same strain of Salmonella reported eating fresh shelled  peas purchased from farmers markets in Green Bay, Madison, and Fond du Lac on Saturday July 22nd.   The investigation into the source of the suspected peas is ongoing.   Anyone who purchased already shelled (loose) peas during July 19 – August 5,  from one of the farmers markets is advised to dispose of any remaining peas, even if the peas have been frozen.