First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

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

The recall was the first - not counting pet food - tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states.

Just ahead of Thanksgiving, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O turkey products.

Officials say the investigation is still underway, and more products could be recalled. "7% FAT" with "Use by" dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.

"If FSIS had the ability to identify the source of this salmonella strain, then the agency would immediately recall the items", the agency stated.

The CDC notes that a single, common supplier of live turkeys and raw turkey products has not been identified.

All of the products came in one-pound packs with Use By dates of October 1 or October 2. "15% FAT" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most victims recover without treatment. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. "If we had specific products that we could alert consumers with a Public Health Alert, we would issue one". Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products made that day have already shipped. People should discard the product or return it to the place of purchase.

It's unclear where the turkey at the center of this outbreak came from, as there doesn't appear to be one centralized distributor, and the USDA is (somewhat controversially) not naming particular brands. In February, a pet food manufacturer in Minneapolis, Raw for Paws, recalled about 4,000 pounds of its ground turkey pet food after two children became sick after the pet food was fed to pets in their home.

Officials said people should consume poultry products only if they have been cooked to a temperature of at least 165 degrees.

Separate - Separate raw meat from other foods.

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