Published: Wed, December 26, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Jennie-O recalls 164000 pounds of ground turkey on salmonella fears

Jennie-O recalls 164000 pounds of ground turkey on salmonella fears

Another Jennie-O Turkey Store, this one in Faribault, MN, late Friday recalled more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Reading, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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.

Big signs to look out for are "freeze by" dates of November 12 or November 13, as well as the establishment number "EST".

They are marked with the establishment number "P-579" and sold in one, two-and-a-half and three-pound packages. The Public Health Agency of Canada is not advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey or chicken products, nor is it advising retailers to stop selling raw turkey and raw chicken products. You should either throw them away or return them. This brings the number of illnesses to 216 people across 38 states since the outbreak began in November 2017.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 52 new cases of illness associated with the outbreak.

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The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported an additional 22 turkey-related salmonella infections in four provinces - British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick - believed to be linked to the US outbreak.

A patient in MI tested positive for salmonella after consuming some of the affected ground turkey. "Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating different types of turkey and chicken products before their illnesses occurred".

Most people recover fully from an illness caused by salmonella, but people with compromised immune systems may require hospitalization for severe illness. Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness.

Separate - Separate raw meat, poultry and fish from other foods.

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