Jennie-O recalls ground turkey amid salmonella outbreak

Turkey Roasting in the Oven

The patients have reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different stores, handling raw turkey pet food and/or raw turkey, or working with live turkeys or living with someone who handled live turkeys. The outbreak started in November 2017, but wasn't made public until July 2018. One person in California has died.

This recall is the latest chapter in an ongoing hunt for the root of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

Regulators did not say how many of those people were exposed to Jennie-O products. Without a source or supplier of the product or products that are making people sick, officials say the best advice for consumers is to handle raw turkey carefully - including washing their hands, cutting boards and other utensils after touching raw turkey - and to cook it thoroughly to prevent illness.

Salmonella in food is estimated to be responsible for 1 million illnesses a year, with symptoms including vomiting and stomach cramps. In rare cases, the infection can cause death if a patient is not treated promptly with antibiotics. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. A Minnesota company earlier this year recalled pet food with the same strain of salmonella.

In a letter sent Thursday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a coalition of consumer groups called on the USDA to release the information.


Consumer Reports was one of several groups which put pressure on the USDA Wednesday, urging the agency to name all the turkey brands which had issues with drug-resistant strains of salmonella poisoning as the Thanksgiving holiday comes next week.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-190" inside the USDA mark of inspection. At processing plants, the focus is on areas where contamination is most likely to occur. No one should be eating partially cooked or raw turkey.

Salmonella cases, especially ongoing, multi-state outbreaks, are always public health concern.

The states with the largest number of cases are Minnesota (17), IL (16), California (13), NY (12) and Texas (11).

1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.

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