More than 27 tons of frozen, raw turkey burgers are being recalled for possible contamination with Salmonella, warned the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The turkey burgers were produced by Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, Minn., and distributed to retailers nation-wide. The products included in this recall are four-pound boxes of Jennie-O turkey Store "All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat".
Each box contains 12 1/3-pound individually wrapped burgers and can be further identified with a use by date of "DEC 23 2011" and a lot code of "32710" through "32780" printed on the side panel. The front of each box of bad turkey burgers also bear an "establishment number" (P-7760) within the USDA mark of inspection.
Twelve cases of Salmonellosis, a food-borne illness caused by the Salmonella serotype Hadar bacteria, have already been tied to the tainted turkey meat which was widely distributed last November. Consumers are urged to follow safe food handling practices—including fully cooking poultry to 165-degrees—to prevent salmonellosis and other food-borne illnesses. For other food safety tips, see Consumer Reports' Food Safety Guide and the FSIS's website: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/be_foodsafe/index.asp.
For more information, consumers can visit the Jennie-O website (http://www.jennieo.com/recall) or the FDA's website: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
Product Recall Information [Jennie-O]
Minnesota Firm Recalls Turkey Burger Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination [FSIS]
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