More than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey products from Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC have been recalled after some products tested positive for a salmonella strain associated with an outbreak linked to raw turkey products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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The recalled Jennie-O Turkey products were shipped nationwide, the USDA said. The samples with salmonella were produced on Sept. 11, 2018.
The salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products began in November 2017 and there have been 164 cases of illness in 35 states. One person in California died, and 63 people have been hospitalized, CNN reported.
Investigators have been unable to pinpoint a particular source of the salmonella-contaminated raw turkey, and "it might be widespread in the turkey industry," according to the CDC.
Salmonella has been detected in a range of products, including ground turkey and turkey patties, as well as in live turkeys and pet food, CNN reported.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, the CDC says people should be extra careful when handling raw turkey. Wash your hands after touching it, thaw turkeys in the refrigerator instead of on the counter, and cook turkey products thoroughly.
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