A nationwide recall has just been issued after at least 52 people have fallen extremely ill. As of Saturday morning, more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey has been recalled.
According to ABC, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 52 cases of extreme salmonella from the ground turkey. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has confirmed the recall.
Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales has recalled around 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey. Many more companies recalled ground turkey throughout the last year as well, as a total of 216 people have fallen ill from it since November 2017.
A public health notice said, “Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to raw turkey and raw chicken products has been identified as the likely source of the outbreak. Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating different types of turkey and chicken products before their illnesses occurred.”
According to reports, the Jennie-O recalled products were sold with the establishment number P-579 and were sold in 1 pound, 2.5 pound, and 3 pound packages.
The company had previously issued a recall covering 91,000 pounds of ground turkey from their Barron, Wisconsin facility. Now, they are covering 164,000+ pounds from their Faribault, Minnesota facility.
Health officials said that customers who have bought this product should return it immediately. Additionally, take several precautions when it comes to cooking meat thoroughly.
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