Jennie-O is recalling more than 90,000 pounds of ground turkey that could be contaminated with salmonella.
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.
Government officials traced this back to a salmonella patient's home. The person had Salmonellla Reading and the sample tested positive for a strain that matches the outbreak's strain.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned last week that more than 160 people in 35 states had fallen ill in cases related to raw turkey products.
This combination of images provided by Hormel on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, shows packaging for four types of Jennie-O ground raw turkey with a P190 designation, which have been recalled due to concerns over salmonella. They say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The turkeys in question are contaminated with a hard-to-treat strain of salmonella bacteria that can trigger symptoms such as fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of exposure. In the meantime, it's important that consumers know they can purchase and safely consume these products.
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The CDC also advises that you cook your turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The USDA said only that the company's products "may be associated" with the outbreak.
No other recall related to the outbreak is in effect. Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness.
Vulnerable populations include those under 5 and over 65 years of age and people with weakened immune systems, however, "most people recover without treatment".
"Clean: Wash your hands and surfaces often". Salmonella is prevalent and can be present in raw meat and poultry and in live poultry - no raw meat or poultry is sterile.
NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS' website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.