DHS: At least 6 infected with Salmonella tied to shelled peas sold at farmers’ markets, farm stands in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — At least six people have been infected by a Salmonella bacteria strain after buying shelled peas produced by Green Barn Farm Market and sold at farmers’ markets in parts of Wisconsin, including Madison, the state’s Department of Health Services said Friday.

In a news release, DHS said the peas were sold at farmers’ markets and Green Barn Farm Market stands in Madison, Green Bay, Ripon and Fond du Lac.

The agency said anyone who bought shelled peas from Green Barn Farm Market or Green Valley Acres Farm in Neenah should throw them away, even if they have been frozen. Anyone who ate the peas and is showing signs of salmonellosis, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting, should call a doctor.

Of the six people who have been identified to have been infected with the strain of Salmonella, three have had to be hospitalized, DHS said.

The agency is working with local health departments to talk to those who have been infected to learn more about their exposures. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is working with the vendor to find the source of the contamination.