State health officials are investigating at least seven cases of salmonellosis affecting people in four Wisconsin counties. 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 (loose) peas purchased from farmers markets in Green Bay, Madison, and Fond du Lac on Saturday July 22, 2017.
The investigation into the source of the suspected peas is ongoing. Anyone who purchased already shelled (loose) peas during July 19 – August 5, 2017 from one of the following three farmers markets is advised to dispose of any remaining peas, even if the peas have been frozen.
- Dane County Farmers Market in Madison located on the capital square (Saturdays) or Martin Luther King Blvd (Wednesdays)
- Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market (Saturdays) located in downtown Green Bay
- Fond du Lac Farmers Market (Saturdays) located in downtown Fond du Lac
According to state officials, this recommendation does…