Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey Amid Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

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- Thousands of pounds of ground, raw turkey have been recalled for a possible salmonella contamination.

Jennie-O is recalling more than 90,000 pounds of ground turkey that could be contaminated with salmonella. The agency said it's been working closely with the CDC and state public health and agriculture partners to investigate the illness cluster. The patient tested positive for Salmonella Reading and the sample from the ground turkey matches the outbreak strain.

Federal Food Safety inspectors say the outbreak involves more than 160 patients in 35 states.

Per the CDC, "ill people report eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations".

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The main symptoms of the infection are fever, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and others. Though most of the people respond to the treatment, the ailment remains in the body for 4 to 7 days.

"In the meantime, it's important that consumers know they can purchase and safely consume these products", the agency added. The CDC is urging consumers to practice safe preparation and cooking, including washing hands frequently when handling raw products, cleaning food preparation areas thoroughly, and cooking meat to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The USDA said only that the company's products "may be associated" with the outbreak.

The latest outbreak of salmonella poisoning began in November 2017.

Not only the raw turkey products Duncan Hills has also found the traces of the bacterium in the cake mixes that have made 5 people sick. Salmonella is prevalent and can be present in raw meat and poultry and in live poultry - no raw meat or poultry is sterile. Media with questions can contact [email protected] or 507-434-6352. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. The agency makes millions of data points available every year, and every month is adding additional reports related to sampling results and individual establishment food safety results - all in an effort to satisfy stakeholder appetite for a more accessible regulatory agency. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem. Among the lot, 63 people were hospitalized to control the severity of the health condition.

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