Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey Amid Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

Kenny Grant
November 18, 2018

According to the agency, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products. The salmonella strain has been found in raw-turkey pet food, raw-turkey products collected from people's homes and live turkeys from several states, indicating the bacteria is widespread in the industry.

Including the taco seasoned and Italian seasoned, the 85% lean and then 93% lean ground turkey.

The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of raw, ground turkey and were sold nationwide.

In an open letter published Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, D.C. -based food safety and nutrition watchdog, criticized the USDA for not being more forthcoming about the companies and brand names associated with the yearlong outbreak, including slaughterhouses and processing facilities. The USDA has said more product recalls from different companies could follow. Consumers who may have the recalled product in their freezer are urged not to eat it. "7% FAT" with "Use by" dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the USDA is raising the alarm about raw turkey.

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Pet food with raw turkey was linked to the outbreak previously.

The products that have been recalled were produced on September 11 and have a "use by" date of October 1 or October 2, but the Food Safety and Inspection Service arm of the USDA is concerned about meat frozen by buyers. "Most people get diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and a fever". Most people recover without treatment. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. Instead, the USDA says consumers should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

FSIS cautions that Salmonella is prevalent and can be present in raw poultry and meat and that no raw poultry or meat is sterile.

Until the contaminated brands of turkey have been identified - or in the longer term, the Food and Drug Administration takes action to protect the public's health by stopping unnecessary use of antibiotics in farm animals - here's how to reduce your risk of infection.

Cook - Cook to the right temperature.

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