March 23, 2019

What’s the Deal With Turkey and Salmonella Outbreaks?

A Salmonella Schwartengrund outbreak linked to Butterball, Food Lion, and Kroger ground turkey has just been announced. Details are sketchy, but we know that at least five people, four of whom live in Wisconsin, are sick. There's another Salmonella outbreak associated with ground turkey and raw turkey products. That one, caused by Salmonella Reading, is linked to Jennie-O ground turkey and several brands of raw dog food diets, as well as contact with live turkeys. It started in 2018, has sickened at last 279 people and is not over yet. One hundred seven people have been hospitalized, and one person, who lived in California, died. And in 2011, Salmonella in ground turkey that was produced by Cargill Meat Solutions sickened 136 and killed one person. So what's going on? First of … [Read more...]

Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund Outbreak Sickens 6

The Butterball ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund outbreak first reported in a USDA recall notice has sickened 6 people in 3 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One person has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The patient case count by state is: Minnesota (1), North Carolina (1), and Wisconsin (4). Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 19, 2018 to February 2, 2019. The patient age range is from less than one year to 71. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that ground turkey produced by Butterball, LLC is the likely source of this Salmonella Schwarzengrund outbreak. Butterball recalled about 78,164 pounds of ground turkey products on March 13, 2019. The product was also sold under the Kroger and Food … [Read more...]

Salmonella Schwarzengrund Outbreak Associated With Butterball Ground Turkey; Some May Sue

A Salmonella Schwarzengrund outbreak that has sickened at least five people in two states is associated with Butterball, Kroger, and Food Lion brand ground turkey. The outbreak announcement was hidden in the USDA recall notice. Four of the patients in this outbreak live in Wisconsin. And those four Wisconsin patients live in one residence. The other state where the fifth ill person lives was not mentioned in the notice. All of the expiration dates for these products are in 2018. The recall is being issued because the government is concerned that some of this ground turkey is probably still frozen in consumers' home freezers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and … [Read more...]

Butterball Ground Turkey Recalled; Associated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund Outbreak

Butterball LLC in North Carolina is recalling about 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The prepackaged raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018. An outbreak is associated with this recall; at least five people, including four in Wisconsin, are sick. The ground turkey was also packaged under the Food Lion and Kroger brand names. These are the recalled products: 48-ounce plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18 and lot code 8188. The UPC numbers are 22655-71555 or 22655-71557. 48-ounce plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING … [Read more...]

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