FSIS Press Release: Jennie-O Turkey Store recalls turkey burger products due to possible Salmonella contamination. To date, at least 12 cases of salmonella infection have been linked to the turkey burger products in question. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can lead to life-threatening illness.
Free Jennie-O Turkey Burger Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonellosis) after consuming contaminated turkey burger products included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
April 1, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Jennie-O Turkey Store is currently recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Specific products named in this recall include:
4-pound boxes of Jennie-O Turkey Store® “All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat”. Each box contains 12 1/3-pound individually wrapped burgers.
A use by date of “DEC 23 2011” and an identifying lot code of “32710” through “32780” are inkjetted on the side panel of each box, just above the opening tear strip. Establishment number “P-7760” is located within the USDA mark of inspection on the front of each box. The products were packaged on Nov. 23, 2010 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services notified FSIS of a patient diagnosed with salmonellosis caused by Salmonella serotype Hadar. The investigation expanded to include 12 people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin who also have been diagnosed with Salmonella Hadar infection, with illnesses occurring between December 2010 and March 2011. FSIS determined that there is a link between the Jennie-O ground turkey products and this illness outbreak.
Signs & Symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonella enterocolitis) is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria. Contaminated poultry and poultry products are the most common food associated with salmonella poisoning, but if conditions and food preparation equipment is unsanitary, any food can become contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria. Signs and symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may include (but are not limited to):
- abdominal pain
- muscle pain
Do I have a Jennie-O Turkey Burger Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Jennie-O Turkey Burger recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.