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

    Add cool whip and you got a real treat.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    I want to see Alaska, the only state missing. I had a famous 84-year-old piano teacher who took his new 40ish wife there for their honeymoon.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    I dont know whether to be repulsed or charmed. 80/40 ?? sounds kinda ick.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    JAZZ, Sheryl didn't offer you martinis, or–well, I don't think she serves them. Rather, my impression was that she just accepts them.
    I don't think I'm special: lucky, at times.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    The 84/40 was just–amazing to us, when it happened. We didn't judge it.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Yeah, I try not to judge either . Just got a mental image when you mentioned honeymoon. Not good.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    I know the images. Those were our images, too.
    But–they were very happy...as if they were teenagers, first time at dating. I know it sounds strange, but it was really beautiful.
    (Nevertheless, he was a little deaf regarding speech: not music.)

    April 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    Anyway, they went to Alaska. He died, and many years later she came to a concert I played in that city.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    Well ,music is much like magic. Has the power to create any range of emotions.

    April 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    To me, it's that music communicates emotions more completely than words.
    The complexity of mentation in emotions requires music to be communicated between humans.

    April 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    Aaron Copland wrote a worderful book about this subject, called MUSIC AND IMAGINATION. It's really just a series of lectures he gave at Harvard in–I think–the 1940s. That dates it closely enough.

    April 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    I agree. Being mutually moved by music takes the need for words out of the equation.between people of like mind , I mean .

    April 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    If–for example–you and I listened to a composition by Rachmaninoff, we would both be moved by emotions Rachmaninoff felt. However, in such Romantic music, the element of the performer's emotions becomes a major part of the emotions communicated. If you and I listened to a Horowitz performance of a Rachmaninoff piece, we would feel one set of emotions. If I played that piece for you on the piano, you would feel different emotions.

    April 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    If would be the same composition, but a pretty different artistic experience.

    April 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Understood . So the same piece ,played by different artists evokes a different response in the listener/listeners ? What about what the original composer intended ? Is that open to interpretation ?

    April 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
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