46 tons of turkey recalled nation wide

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Published Friday, November 16, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

Barron, Wisconsin, based Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey that has been linked with Salmonella according to the United State Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS says the 1-pound packages were produced September 11 and distributed to consumers across the country.

Ground turkey being recalled includes

  • 1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT" with "Use by" dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.

Products subject to the recall have establishment number P-190 included inside the USDA inspection symbol on the package.

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Example of recalled Jennie-O ground turkey label. Courtesy USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services have been investigating an outbreak of Salmonella. An unopened package of the suspect product from a patient's home tested positive for Salmonella Reading. The patient tested positive for the same strain of the disease.

So far, 164 cases are being investigated across 35 states. People infected are believed have eaten products subject to the recall, handled raw turkey, or worked with live turkeys. While the products are sold as fresh ground turkey, FSIS believes some people may have frozen packages for later use. Any remaining packages should be thrown away or returned to store where they were purchased.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common foodborne illnesses. Symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, typically occur within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food, and last 4-7 days. While most people recover from the illness, it can be more severe for older people, infants and people with weakened immune systems. 

People with questions about the recalled products can call Jennie-O at 800-621-3505.

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