Jennie-O Turkey Store sales recall 164,210 pounds of raw turkey due to potential salmonella contamination.
Friday's announcement came with a continuing outbreak of salmonella in turkey products late last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 52 new cases of salmonella, bringing the total to 216 infected people in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
A person in California died of the disease. according to CDC.
The turkey products were manufactured in Minnesota on October 22nd and 23rd and are marked on the tray page number P-579. The recall includes 1-pound, 2.5-pound and 3-pound packages of Jennie-O bottom turkey products found in grocery stores such as Safeway and Giant.
In a press release, the USDA contained photos of labels of these potentially contaminated products. They called on consumers to throw away or return potentially contaminated products.
Reported diseases related to this salmonella strain date back to November 20, 2017, according to the CDC , In November of this year, just days before Thanksgiving, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that a Jennie-O Turkey store in Wisconsin recalled 91,388 pounds of raw turkey.
Steve Lykken, President of Jennie-O Turkey Store, said in a statement that the company has taken new steps in its operations to prevent salmonella contamination, including the vaccination of their turkeys.
Salmonella has been around for years, and he does not have the problem alone.
"Unfortunately, Salmonella Reading can still be found throughout the industry until all companies take the necessary steps to remove the system from the system," Lykken said.
He added, "As always, turkey is safely consumable properly handled and prepared."
In November, the Ministry of Agriculture's Food and Inspection Service issued a statement declaring that it would be "grossly irresponsible and ruthless to brand." Identify or name the companies that operate the facilities "if no association has been established between a facility and an illness."
The public health agency in Canada also reported on Friday 22 cases of salmonella, which were with raw turkeys and chickens were linked to four provinces: one person died, and another five were hospitalized, according to the agency, while diseases in Canada date back to 2017, with more than half in October and November of this year.
"In the US, a few turkey products were recalled that coincide with this eruption in V the agency ". "These products were not imported or distributed on the Canadian market."
Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to USDA. Symptoms usually start one to three days after exposure and the disease can last for up to seven days. The CDC advises consumers to wash their hands before and after handling raw turkey products and to ensure that the turkey is cooked thoroughly to kill germs.
"The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading occurs in live turkeys and in many raw turkeys in products that suggest it could be widely used in the turkey industry," the CDC said in its press release. "CDC and USDA-FSIS shared this information with representatives of the turkey industry and asked about possible measures to reduce Salmonella contamination."
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