- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday said it was issuing a recall for more than 91,000 pounds of turkey products made by a Wisconsin company.
The one-pound packages of ground turkey affected include two varieties of plain ground turkey, 85 percent lean and 93 percent lean, as well as packages labeled either taco or Italian seasoned. "15% FAT" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.
Jennie-O Turkey Store consumers with questions about the recall or about cooking raw turkey can contact the company's consumer engagement team at https://www.jennieo.com/contactus or at 1-800-621-3505 from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
We know that there are now 164 people from 35 states ill from this strain of Salmonella.
These instances of salmonella poisoning killed one person in California and sent sixty-three to the hospital, according to the CDC. This could mean that "it might be widespread in the turkey industry".
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, another turkey recall has been announced. "Three ill people lived in households where raw turkey pet food was fed to pets".
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the CDC, and the Arizona Department of Health Services have been tracing the Jennie-O contamination backward from a single unopened package from a consumer's home.
Most people get better within four to seven days without seeking medical attention, but sometimes the illness becomes so severe that those sickened with the illness require hospitalization.
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Salmonella in food is estimated to be responsible for 1 million illnesses a year, with symptoms including vomiting and stomach cramps.
The CDC said that if you plan to handle raw turkey, make sure you are extra careful: Wash your hands after touching it. Cook products thoroughly to avoid getting sick. The CDC recommends you run the turkey under cold water or in the microwave and not let it thaw out in the open.