The Minnesota Department of Health is warning consumers to not eat whole-muscle turkey jerky made by Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market in Detroit Lakes because it has been linked to a cluster of four cases of Salmonella. All four patients ate turkey jerky during the week before they became ill, from August 2 through August 7, 2012.
One patient lives in the Twin Cities metro area; the other three live in Greater Minnesota. One person was hospitalized. All have since recovered.
Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market has issued a recall of all whole-muscle turkey jerky product sold on or before August 21, 2012. The product was wrapped in white butcher paper. If you have purchased this product, do not eat it, but return it to the store for a full refund.
For questions and more information, contact the company at 218-847-7207. Salmonellosis, the illness casued by the Salmonella bacteria, can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. If you think you have contracted Salmonella after eating the recalled product, call the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-FOOL-ILL (1-877-366-3455).