Jennie-O Turkey Store announced in a Thursday night tweet that the company has had to recall more than 91,000 pounds of its raw ground turkey products.
The decision comes after the (CDC) issued a notice on November 8 that said Salmonella contamination tied to turkey products caused 164 people to become sick in 35 states. Sixty three people were hospitalized and one death was reported in California.
The affected states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
According to , the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was urged to reveal which brands were responsible for the outbreak.
"This information could save lives and help ensure consumers take the precautions needed to prevent anyone in their home from getting sick," Jean Halloran, director of Food Policy Initiatives for Consumer Reports, said in a statement.
Hours later, the reported that Jennie-O turkey products produced on September 11 may be contaminated. It's unclear whether or not other brands were affected.
The following products are subject to recall, according to the USDA:
- 1-pound packages of Jennie-O ground turkey 93% lean/7% fat with "use by" dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
- 1-pound packages of Jennie-O taco seasoned ground turkey with a "use by" date of 10/02/2018.
- 1-pound packages of Jennie-O ground turkey 85% lean/15% fat with a "use by" date of 10/02/2018.
- 1-pound packages of Jennie-O Italian seasoned ground turkey with a "use by" date of 10/02/2018.
The CDC shared ways to protect yourself from Salmonella contamination: Tips include washing your hands before and after preparing the food, thawing turkeys in the refrigerator, not washing poultry before cooking, putting stuffing in just before cooking, and cooking raw food thoroughly.
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