Just in time for Thanksgiving, the FDA has issued a recall for a popular brand of ground turkey that could be contaminated with drug-resistant Salmonella believed to be responsible for sickening people right here in New Jersey.

According to the Class I recall notice, the most serious kind, Jennie-O is recalling nearly 150,000 pounds of ground turkey.

The ground turkey in question was produced in September and has a "Use by" date in October, but officials worry that people could have bought the product previously and frozen it for future use. 

This is a particularly urgent recall, the FDA is categorizing the health risk as "High", because it involves a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella that has been responsible for at least 164 people getting sick, including 8 right here in New Jersey and one death in California.

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If you have any of the following Jennie-O products, the FDA says that they, "should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."

  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT” with “Use by” dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “GROUND TURKEY 90% LEAN | 10% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.

You can get the full recall notice from the FDA by clicking here, and the investigation notice from the CDC by clicking here.

 

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