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. Joel Raes

    Thats great, whats next more ground beef ?


    Joel Raes

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

    Curious indeed. he he

    April 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Hey Philip! I DONT use a cap in my name. some (ahem )persons been usin my name. oh well.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Herbert

    raven I noticed that. I knew it wasn't you. They got me today too. Oh well, so be it. Raven does not equal raven.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Thanks Herbert and back atcha.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Herbert

    Lays Potato Chips. Nobody can eat just one. Now lightly salted for more potato flavor. Look for the blue label.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Herbert

    I'll marry any woman who will support me and promise me a life time of potato chips and beer.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JAZZ

    That's nice Herbert and if some one would u would chock , your not the marring type. nice thought though.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JAZZ

    sorry about the spelling doing .3 things at once.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    JAZZ: Processed meat is a mess, but somebody would want it because he couldn't afford fresh meat. Things are bad all over, for lots of folks.
    How much jazz is "all that?" I see JAZZ, jazz?–jazz is legion.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Herbert

    banasy, raven and Jazz are my 3 candidates. You will work, I will bum around. Perfect for me. You cook, I eat. You go to work, I watch TV all day. What more could any woman want??? Catch of a life time.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JAZZ

    Sorry, just saying it's awful and there are trolls all over the place that is why your seeing differences in the name.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JAZZ

    Stop Herbert that's not funny!

    April 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    Herbert would marry for potato chips and beer? I'd divorce for that.
    Might marry for escargots and Veuve Clicquot.
    Where is Sheryl today, with her martinis?

    April 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Been there, done that. ugh.never again.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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