Jennie-O recalls ground turkey over concerns of salmonella contamination

Randal Sanchez
November 19, 2018

The strain is present in live turkeys as well as numerous raw turkey products, including food for humans and pets, which the CDC notes could mean the strain is widespread throughout the entire turkey industry.

And consumers with Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean, Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, Ground Turkey 85% Lean and Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey in their freezers should toss them out or return them to the store for a full refund.

But there hadn't been a recall of any products until Thursday, after the USDA, CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services did a traceback from a sample of Jennie-O ground turkey from the home of a salmonella sufferer.

The salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products began in November 2017 and there have been 164 cases of illness in 35 states.

There have been 126 more cases of illness confirmed in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled ground beef products from TBS Tolleson, Inc., bringing the total to 246 cases in 25 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Health officials say the investigation has been complex because the strain has been identified in a wide range of products, and investigators have been interviewing sick people to trace it back to a single source.

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Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Turkey is one of the primary ingredients for the occasions like Thanksgiving and embellishes the dinner table perfectly. The strain killed one person in California.

Cook turkey meat (including leftovers) to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

"In the meantime, it's important that consumers know they can purchase and safely consume these products", the USDA told The Journal News.

Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Jennie-O at 1-800-621-3505 from 8 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. Most stores have disposable meat, pork or poultry thermometers. Most people recover without treatment, although the infection is more serious for infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.

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