Before cooking any ground turkey in your refrigerator or freezer, you’re going to want to check the labels ASAP. Jennie-O has recalled approximately 91,388 pounds of raw, ground turkey products associated with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.
The recall is for one-pound packages of ground turkey products that were produced on Sept. 11, 2018, with “P-190” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products being recalled are 93-percent lean ground turkey, taco-seasoned ground turkey, 85-percent lean ground turkey, and Italian seasoned ground turkey. The complete list of recalled items, along with use-by dates, can be found on the FSIS website.
There are 164 reported cases of illness across 35 states, the FSIS said. Eating foods contaminated with the bacteria illness can lead to symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fevers within 12-72 hours after consumption. These symptoms typically last four to seven days.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to a news release.