Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey that may contain salmonella. The recall effects 1- to 3-pound raw ground turkey packages.

"The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST".

Currently, the FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state public health and agriculture partners are working together on an illness cluster involving 216 people in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

In addition, 1lb packages of Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey and 3lb Stater Bros 85% Lean, 15% Fat All Natural Ground Turkey, both with use or freeze-by dates of November 12, 2018 were recalled.

The recalled Jennie-O turkey products were produced at the company's Faribault, Minnesota, plant October 22nd and 23rd. In November of this year, days before Thanksgiving, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that a Jennie-O Turkey Store in Wisconsin was recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey. "15% Fat" with a "Use or freeze by" date of November 12 on the side of the trays.


State health officials in Arizona and MI identified salmonella bacteria in unopened packages of Jennie-O ground turkey from the homes of two patients with salmonella illness. "P-579" inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the side of the tray", the Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release. The patient tested positive for Salmonella Reading and the samples from the case-patient and from the ground turkey are closely related genetically.

The CDC has issued a few tips on avoiding foodborne illness during the recall.

Anyone can become sick from salmonella bacteria, but young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of serious illness.

Lykken said, "As always, turkey remains safe to consume when handled and prepared properly".

Symptoms, which typically appear 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the bacteria, include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Most people recover on their own.

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