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. Eclipse

    @Sunshine Girl: Hi 😉 you come on here often?

    April 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Luposian

    Stop making ground meat products and your problem is over. Notice it's GROUND turkey, not whole. The more stages in the food product, the more chance there is for humans to screw things up by their selfishness and stupidity. For crying out loud... we had salmonella in PEANUT BUTTER! In America, no less! Buy your peanuts whole, grind 'em yourself, and be done with it. Same with turkey... or beef. "If you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself!"

    April 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nick

    Put that finger in Gadalfi's bu/tt. I hear he likes it

    April 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gaddhafi

    @Nick: I totally do bro! I love a good tug and stuff.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sunshine Girl

    @Eclipse-Hi. I try to come on everyday, but sometimes I get busy and dont get the chance. Nice to meet you. Sure are alot of strange off the wall people/comments on here! On a cell phone so postings dont always show up right away. Sorry. Wasnt ignoring you.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eclipse

    @Sunshine Girl: It's ok you can only ignore me for so long before your heart pulls you towards me. Lol jk. Some of those comments are from me I'm just a bored college kid making fun of the "special" folks. 🙂

    April 2, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chosen partisan

    This is not funny. We were counting on that chicken to hold down food prices.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Turkey

    @Chosen: I'm a turkey not a chicken. Unless you're saying all us birds look alike? Way to stereotype.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    Don't buy gas on Fridays....EVER.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • curious

      WHY? Frank

      April 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sunshine Girl

    @Eclipse: Well then I guess youll have alot of talking to do. Just sitting around w/notrhing to do so I decided to scroll the blogs. Mostly just the news the marquee the chart. Kinda funny to see what everyone has to say.

    April 3, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • curious

      Yea sunshine almost like a chat room, now chat rooms are filled with arabs.

      April 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jamie R

    I have these... haven't gotten sick yet but I'll definitely be returning them on Monday.

    April 3, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. easylifestyles

    I love food and sharing recipes. I really enjoy reading your blog very much. Thanks for sharing this post.

    A Delicious Potato Soup Recipe

    April 3, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. NightShadow9

    how can you recall a whole country?

    April 3, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. SSampson

    Turkey is full of Muslims – That is why the Tea Party does not permit eating them

    April 3, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Thats whole lotta turkey !

    April 3, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
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