63 more illnesses related to raw turkey salmonella outbreak
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products according the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of February 13, 2019, 279 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella in 41 states.
Ill people have reported using many types and brands of raw turkey products, and the CDC has been unable to find an origin for the outbreak, so it is advancing with recalls and advising consumers to take precaution when buying and eating raw turkey.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
“On January 28, 2019, Woody’s Pet Food Deli in Minnesota recalledExternal raw turkey pet food. The recalled product was sold in 5-pound plastic containers labeled “Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey” and was sold in Minnesota.
On December 21, 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, in Faribault, Minnesota recalledExternal approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products. The recalled ground turkey was sold in 1-pound, 2.5-pound and 3-pound packages labeled with establishment number “P-579”. This is found on the side of the product tray package.
On November 15, 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, in Barron, Wisconsin recalledExternal approximately 147,276 pounds of raw ground turkey products. The recalled ground turkey was sold in one-pound packages labeled with establishment number “P-190”. This is found inside the USDA mark of inspection.
On February 5, 2018, Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN recalledExternal approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 pounds and 1 pound chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food.
Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled turkey products.
CDC will update the advice to consumers and retailers if more information becomes available, such as a supplier or type of raw turkey product linked to illness.