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Salmonella outbreak blamed on brand of raw, ground turkey: recall

Patriot-News - 12/24/2018

Dec. 24--If you have some brands of raw, ground turkey in your refrigerator or freezer, you may want to throw it out.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Services announced Friday that Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales Inc. is recalling roughly 164,210 of raw ground turkey products that may have been contaminated with salmonella.

The ground turkey was produced between Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 and includes these products:

1. 3-pound packages of "Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean, 7% Fat" with "Use or freeze by" dates of Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 on the side of the trays.

2. 1-pound packages of "Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean, 7% Fat" with "Use or freeze by" dates of Nov. 12 on the side of the trays.

3. 1-pound packages of "Jennie-O Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey" with "Use or freeze by" dates of Nov. 12 on the side of the trays.

4. 1-pound packages of "Jennie-O Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey" with "Use or freeze by" dates of Nov. 12 on the side of the trays.

5. 3-pound packages of "Jennie-O Ground Turkey 85% Lean, 15% Fat" with a "Use or freeze by" date of Nov. 12 on the side of the trays.

6. 2.5-pound packages of "Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean, 7% Fat" with a "Use or freeze by" date of Nov. 13 on the side of the trays.

7. 3-pound packages of "Stater Bros. 85% LEAN, 15% Fat, All Natural Ground Turkey" with a "Use or freeze by" date of Nov. 12 on the side of the trays.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. P-579" inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the side of the tray. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 216 people have been infected with an outbreak of salmonella in 38 states and Washington DC. There have been 84 people who have been hospitalized, and one death was reported in California.

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