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National news may have you concerned about the turkey you have in your freezer for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Check your labels before tossing the turkey. As of November 5th, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 164 Salmonella cases in 35 states related to turkey exposure. This has left many worried and placed pressure on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release more details about the contaminated turkey products.
As of November 15th, the USDA has released that Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with the outbreak of Salmonella. These ground products were produced on September 11th, 2018 and include several original and seasoned 1lb ground turkey products that have use by dates of 10/1/18 or 10/2/18. Some customers may have these products in their freezers for later use and are encouraged to check all labels of their ground turkey products.
Regardless of the turkey product you have in your freezer, the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) encourages you to practice safety when preparing raw meat products to prevent foodborne illness. Follow these 4 steps for safety:
Jennie-O Turekey Store Sales, LLC recalled products: