November 15, 2018 – A deadly antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria known as Salmonella reading is the common thread in at least 164 illnesses in people who recently ate turkey products, CDC said. About one-third of the 164 patients required emergency hospitalization due to the severity of their symptoms.
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Jennie-O Recalls 91,000 Pounds of Turkey for Salmonella
November 19, 2018 – The first brand name involved in the nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has been revealed as Jennie-O, which recalled more than 91,000 pounds of turkey on Thursday, according to the FSIS. The recalled turkey was distributed in 1-pound packages to retailers across the U.S. Consumers who purchased these products are urged not to eat them, and to either discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.
What’s the problem?
CDC’s newly updated map of Salmonella reading cases linked to potentially contaminated turkey products now includes reports of sick people in Arizona, Connecticut, and Oklahoma.
Consumer Reports is demanding that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) release specific information relating to brand names the potentially contaminated turkey was sold under. There has yet been no word on this matter.
Most people with salmonella infections report symptoms of diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps anywhere from a few hours to a few days after eating the contaminated product, CDC said. Those most likely to develop serious reactions include children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.
How Severe is Salmonella Reading?
CDC tested samples of the bacteria from people who had gotten sick and found that some of the bacteria showed signs of being resistant to antibiotics. However, the agency says that the antibiotics the bacteria were resistant to aren’t the ones usually used in treating salmonella infections.
Do I have a Turkey Salmonella Class Action Lawsuit?
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