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. Herbert

    @Joey: Hi guy.

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

    I talked to Sheryl yesterday and she didn't offer me any , why u so special ?

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

    Love Clicqot but i would only marry for love.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Herbert

    raven, I'll take that as a no, no hard feelings pal, guess it's up to my banasy or my Jazz.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    The martinis or the champagne, raven–oh, I remember reading that you like fruit.
    Well, I like some fruit.

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

    @ Raven , yes when you keep bumping up against the same kinda guy it is discouraging.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Herbert

    @Joey/raven, not to intrude, but I love champagne with strawberries. Yum Yum.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    I wouldn't marry for alcohol, either, to have to tell the truth–but I'd joke about it.
    I hear a lot about you, raven. How close is Russia to your house?

    April 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Herbert

    raven can you see Russia from your bach yard like Sarah Palain?

    April 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    The champagne,didnt even know there WAS a martini .all that talk bout fruit & Mc Donalds was a troll .what can ya do ?

    April 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JAZZ

    @ Herbert , now your getting warmer , I'm with u kid.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Sigh,here we go. Ive met the Palins cuz Todd does the Iron Dog race and we bought a sled from them. long time ago . Im not even in Ak right now but shhh,dont tell anyone .

    April 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    I really like huge strawberries.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JAZZ

    @ Raven , yes I saw that earlier , sure sounded like u.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    And I love strawberries in it too Herbert. Yum.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
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