Turkey Recall Due To Deadly Salmonella Outbreak
Well this is really bad timing. With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving,
Jennie-O has recalled over 90,000 pounds of raw turkey.
According to WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled the turkey after testing positive for salmonella. The report claims at least 74 cases of salmonella, including one death, have been linked to raw turkey products.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the salmonella came from a variety of turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties. It's also been discovered in live turkeys and pet food.
The outbreak was originally reported back in July, but since then, one person has died and 63 others have been hospitalized. In all, WCVB reports 164 people in 35 states have gotten ill.
They also claim the CDC recommends if you plan on handling raw turkey, be sure you wash your hands after touching it. Cook products thoroughly to avoid getting sick. Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, not on the counter.