Jennie-O recalls 54,960 pounds of turkey products due to possible salmonella contamination
Three salmonella cases linked to recalled products so far
Jennie-O Turkey Store has recalled 54,960 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burger products that may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The products subject to recall include 4-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. A use by date of Dec. 23, 2011, and an identifying lot code of 32710 through 32780 are inkjetted on the side panel of each box, just above the opening tear strip. Establishment number P-7760 is located within the USDA mark of inspection on the front of each box. The products were packaged on Nov. 23, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. Jennie-O has created an online resource for consumers with questions about this recall, which can be found on their website at www.jennieo.com/recall.
So far, the FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control have linked three cases of salmonella illness (in Colorado, Ohio and Wisconsin) with the recalled products, and additional incidents are under investigation.