CDC Food Safety Alert: Recall Information Added for Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 16, 2018
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CDC has updated its notice of a Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products with recall information for ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The updated information is at Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products.

On November 15, 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, in Barron, Wisconsin recalled approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products. Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Jennie-O brand ground turkey products. Recalled turkey was sold in 1-pound packages, and is marked with the establishment number “P-190” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Packages have use-by dates of Oct. 1 or Oct. 2, 2018. Throw recalled turkey away, or return it to the store.

Ill people in this outbreak report buying many different brands of raw turkey products. A single, common supplier of raw turkey products or of live turkeys has not been identified that can account for all the illnesses in this outbreak.

Consumers should not eat recalled turkey, and should carefully handle and cook any other raw turkey. Always cook turkey thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. General ways you can prevent Salmonella infection include washing hands before, during, and after preparing food; and cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F, as measured with a food thermometer. Thaw turkey in the refrigerator, not on the counter. More prevention advice can be found here: Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey.