Butterball and Jennie-O have issued multiple recalls for raw ground turkey products after several outbreaks of Salmonella food poisoning.
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UPDATE: Butterball Recalls Ground Turkey After 6 Salmonella Illnesses
March 2019 — Butterball recalled over 78,000 pounds of of pre-packaged raw ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The CDC reported that 6 people fell ill with Salmonella in Minnesota (1), Wisconsin (4), and North Carolina (1), including 1 person who was hospitalized.
The turkey was produced July 7, 2018. The recalled products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
All of the recalled turkey has a “use-by” or “sell-by” date of July 26, 2018. It is possible that consumers may have the recalled turkey in their freezers at home, but it is unlikely to be in stores.
The outbreak is not related to a previous outbreak of Salmonella in 2018 that was linked to Jennie-O raw ground turkey, pet food, and other turkey products.
Jennie-O Turkey Recall
November 15, 2018 — Jennie-O has recalled 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey (85% lean, 95% lean, taco seasoned, and Italian seasoned) because a product tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella that made a person in Arizona sick. Click here to read more.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey
Raw turkey has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 164 people from 35 states between November 2017 and November 2018. One death was reported in California and 63 people were hospitalized.
What is the Problem?
The evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella and making people sick. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been found in ground turkey, turkey patties, turkey burgers, raw turkey pet food, and live turkeys, suggesting it is widespread in the industry.
“Raws for Paws” Recalled for Salmonella
In February 2018, Christofersen Meats Company Inc. recalled approximately 4,000 pounds of “Raws for Paws® Ground Turkey Food for Pets” because it may be contaminated with Salmonella Reading. Two children in a single home got sick from food that was used to feed the family dog.
What Should I Do?
Sick people have reported eating a variety of raw turkey products from many brands and different stores. Health officials have not found a single supplier of contaminated turkey. Furthermore, the CDC does not recommend avoiding turkey so long as it is cooked properly.
Salmonella infection can be avoided by cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 165ºF. Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Avoid cross-contamination in your kitchen and wash your hands, utensils that touched raw turkey, cutting boards, and surfaces.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
People can get sick from Salmonella within 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the bacteria. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps for 4 to 7 days. Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be severe or deadly.
“In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.”
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