- Over 160,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey meat have been recalled over fears of salmonella contamination.
- In November, over 90,000 pounds of turkey meat were recalled from the same manufacturer.
- The two recalls may be connected to a larger salmonella outbreak that has sickened 216 people across 38 states and the District of Columbia.
More than 160,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey meat have been recalled by the US Department of Agriculture over fears that it may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recall, which was issued on Friday, impacts certain Jennie-O raw ground turkey items that were produced on October 22 and 23, including “Italian seasoned” and “Taco seasoned” ground turkey. The products have use-by dates of November 12 and 13.
In November, the same food manufacturer was forced to recall over 90,000 pounds of ground turkey after a pack tested positive for salmonella.
The two incidents may be connected to a larger salmonella outbreak in the United States, which has sickened 216 people across 38 states and the District of Columbia.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that eating Salmonella-contaminated food can cause salmonellosis. It is urging customers who may have the products to throw them away.
“The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product,” it said in a statement on Friday.
Older adults, infants, and people with weaker immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness, it said.
A full list of recalled products can be found on the FSIS’ website.