USDA Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Over Dangerous Salmonella Outbreak

USDA Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Over Dangerous Salmonella Outbreak

USDA Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Over Dangerous Salmonella Outbreak

Jennie-O is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of ground turkey that may be linked to a salmonella outbreak. So far this year, the outbreak has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states.

Consumer Reports argued that the USDA needs to release the names of the turkey suppliers linked with salmonella outbreaks so consumers can better inform themselves.

Officials say the investigation is still underway, and more products could be recalled.

The following products are subject to recall. "15% FAT" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, another turkey recall has been announced.

Experts urge consumers to practice good food safety when handling raw turkey in the kitchen this holiday season.


Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, and stomach aches which develop 12 to 72 hours after coming into contact with the bacterial strain. The packages in question have use-by dates of October 1, 2018 or October 2, 2018 and show the code "P-190" inside the USDA inspection mark. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most victims recover without treatment. Health-care providers should order specific tests for patients to make sure they are treated with the appropriate antibiotic.

One concern is that consumers may have contaminated products in their freezers.

"In the meantime, it's important that consumers know they can purchase and safely consume these products", the agency added. The products made that day have already shipped.

Jennie-O Turkey Store president, Steve Lykken, said in a statement that the company was told by government agencies the strain was found in 29 different manufacturing plants used by 19 different companies. Regulators say it should be thrown away. In February, a pet food manufacturer in Minneapolis, Raw for Paws, recalled about 4,000 pounds of its ground turkey pet food after two children became sick after the pet food was fed to pets in their home.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume raw poultry product that has been cooked to a temperature of 165°F.

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