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. raven

    Makes me glad ta be a raven !

    April 3, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. carlathaler

    I just now received my free product sample from name brand companies, quite a few of them from "123 Get Samples" online

    April 3, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Spock

    Hello raven. How are you.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Good morning Spock. Can't talk now. I'm on the thread mill Got to stay slim and eat right. I plan to live to 100. Bye

    April 3, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Spock

    Interesting woman. Truly interesting.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    @ Meathead:
    Do you sell juice?

    April 3, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. hightechnologyscrubs

    Good to know, thanks for sharing!

    April 3, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Only the first two posts are me. Sorry everyone .

    April 3, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. ole lady

    Hey meathead you're thinking with wrong head.

    April 3, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. L64

    I really don't understand why people hijack names or post under multiple names? Some sort of social/mental condition? The reason eludes me.

    April 3, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. rose helen militello

    i would like to know why these things are never discovered BEFORE they are shipped,what do i know,but does quality control play a part in this,i'm serious,i don't understand why this happens.

    April 3, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |


    cause all the inspectors only get 8$ an hour and dont care...or are sleeping at work..

    April 3, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. L64

    That's easy for you to say,L64 because you've never been hi-jacked.

    April 3, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. stonedwhitetrash

    DUH; it's "Dubya's fault!"

    April 3, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mr. Raven

    Will you please get off the computer honey and make me some breakfast? Two scrambled eggs over easy,bacon and toast. Hurry honey you've got me starving.

    April 3, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
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