Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recall


November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 – Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, a Barron, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella Reading, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
• 1-lb. packages of ‘Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT’ with ‘Use by’ dates of 10/02/2018.
• 1-lb. packages of ‘Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY’ with a ‘Use by’ date of 10/02/2018.
• 1-lb. packages of ‘Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT’ with a ‘Use by’ date of 10/02/2018.
• 1-lb. packages of ‘Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY’ with a ‘Use by’ date of 10/02/2018.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-190” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
FSIS, and its public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services, have been conducting traceback activities for a sample of Jennie-O brand ground turkey in an intact, unopened package from a case-patient’s home. The patient tested positive for Salmonella Reading and the sample from the ground turkey matches the outbreak strain. FSIS, the CDC, and state public health and agriculture partners, have been working together on an illness cluster involving 164 case-patients in 35 states. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product from other companies may also be recalled.


Consumer Information

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume raw poultry product that has been cooked to a temperature of 165°F. Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to
keep food safe:
• Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often.
• Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods.
• Cook—Cook to the right temperature.
• Chill—Refrigerate food promptly.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Jennie-O Consumer Engagement Team at 1-800-621-3505, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time Saturday and Sunday.

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