91K pounds of Jennie-O turkey recalled due to salmonella outbreak
PHOENIX — More than 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O brand ground turkey were recalled this week due to a possible salmonella outbreak that resulted in at least one illness nationwide.
The sole confirmed illness that is connected to the recall is in Arizona, Buck McKay with the U.S. Department of Agriculture told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of raw, ground turkey and were sold nationwide.
They had a use-by date of October, but could still be in freezers.
Regulators did not say how many people were exposed to Jennie-O products.
They said additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.
The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture said is widespread. It has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states.
Salmonella in food is estimated to be responsible for 1 million illnesses a year, with symptoms including vomiting and stomach cramps.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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