April 2nd, 2011
10:42 PM ET

Jennie-O recalls nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen ground turkey

Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,00 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

The recall pertains to packages of "All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat" with a "use by" date of December 23, 2011, the FSIS said on its website.

View label of the affected product (PDF)

The ground turkey, which comes in 4-pound boxes containing 12 patties, is sold exclusively at Sam's Club, Jennie-O said on its recall website.

Consumers who have purchased the product should not consume it. They can return it to a Sam’s Club store for a full refund, Jennie-O said.

An investigation of a Salmonella outbreak  in 10 states found three people in Colorado, Ohio, and Wisconsin reported eating the Jennie-O ground turkey before they became ill, leading the FSIS to determine there is a link between the product and the outbreak, the agency said on its website.

The last of these illnesses was reported on March 14, 2011.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common symptoms of the illness caused by eating food contaminated with Salmonella  are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, according to the FSIS. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

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  1. Jason

    Oh my goodness. Does that mean President Obama will be impeached?

    April 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jrd

      No just recalled.

      April 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Razzi Berry

      It's just a part of Michelle's, "Let's Move!" campaign....

      April 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • curious

      Jason in that case they should have impeached BUSH, there have been call back on just about everything these days , look at some of your packaging these day we dont produce anything, it come from over sea's for the most part, cutting out farming and jobs here in america, hey man call product support for your electronics and see who answers, unless you speak seven languages then you are out of luck.

      April 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Paine

      Vote with your rifles.

      April 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    Obama raises turkeys?
    Who knew.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    This is my first day here, and it was fun.
    Gotta sleep now–big day tomorrow.
    I want to visit again.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peter Wolfe

    I'm just glad it wasn't plain turkey! I just bought like five lbs of tat stuff as an alternative to the nasy red meat that isn't good for your heart. I would advise everyoneto look at FDA though not just CNN. These are good regulations republicans! Government workign affectively! Like the new healt care bill on calorical and nutritional information of restaurants is good! We are more than dollar customers you know! We happen to be human f-n beings.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jimbo

    No, Prokofiev Fan!
    Beef is the best!

    April 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wally Balloo

    Samonella evening,
    You food will taste much stranger....

    April 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trebreH

    Bubba Burger has the best Turkey burgers in my opinion. Never tried Jennie O

    April 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kba

    Buy your turkeys from Good Shepherd Farm through Heritage Foods. They live the way turkeys are supposed to live, even flying. The rest is just horrible. Good Shepherd Farm – heritagefoods.com. The best turkey you will ever consume. Nothing added to it and they live a happy life.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    @kba, I think you are a turkey. May I butter and stuff you?

    April 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sunar From Indonesia Phone: 628993362379 Web: http://zonacyber.xtgem.com

    is there any people effected yet?

    April 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Good Shepherd

    Yes it's much more humane to let some poor creature live a fantasy dream life then toss it into a wood chipper.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Meathead

    Personally I like the steroids and hormones added to foods. It makes girls more top heavy and I'm 56 years old with the libido and strength of a rodeo bull.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JAZZ

    Quite adverting , your look desperate.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sunshine Girl

    Jesus even the home grow free range organic food isnt safe anymore! I guess thats were the phrase 'What nourishes you also kills you' came from huh?

    April 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Mary Whisperer

    @JAZZ: *Fart*

    April 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
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