Just in time for Thanksgiving: 4 recalled turkey products to avoid

Just in time for Thanksgiving: 4 recalled turkey products to avoid

The salmonella strain has been found in raw-turkey pet food, raw-turkey products collected from people's homes and live turkeys from several states, indicating the bacteria is widespread in the industry.

The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.

The salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products began in November 2017 and there have been 164 cases of illness in 35 states. Approximately half of those who got sick were hospitalized.

Salmonella cases, especially ongoing, multi-state outbreaks, are always public health concern.

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. 7 percent FAT with "use by" dates 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.

"Jennie-O Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.

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1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY" with a "Use by" date of 10/02/2018.

"Providing this information would allow some consumers to avoid turkey products more likely to be contaminated with unsafe salmonella", said the Safe Food Coalition, which includes several consumer groups including Consumer Reports and the Consumer Federation of America.

Symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite that start within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated product. One person died in California and 63 people have gone to the hospital, CNN reported. Health-care providers should order specific tests for patients to make sure they are treated with the appropriate antibiotic. Regulators say the product should be thrown away. The company has provided detailed instructions on identifying and returning recalled products.

Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could suffer a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the tortilla chips, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs to ready-to-eat foods-unless you keep them separate. Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness.

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