211K Pounds Of Ground Turkey Sold As Wegmans Or Nature Promise Brands Could Be Contaminated With Salmonella – CBS Detroit
WASHINGTON, DC (WJZ) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health warning for approximately 211,406 pounds of ground turkey products sold on Saturday at Wegman or under the Nature’s Promise brand.
The ground turkey manufactured by Plainville Brands, LLC of Pennsylvania may have caused diseases related to salmonella. It has not been recalled as it is believed the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase, but it may be in your freezer.
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The FSIS says these products should be thrown away immediately and not consumed.
The raw ground turkey products were produced from December 18, 2020 to December 29, 2020. The following products are subject to the Public Health Warning:
- 1 pound. Packages from Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with use / freeze / sale dates of 01/01/21, 1/3 / 21,1 / 4/21, 01/08/21 and 01/10/21 on the front of the package.
- 1 pound. Packages from Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with use / freeze / sale dates of 01/03/21, 01/04/21, 01/08/21 and 01/10/21 on the front of the package.
- 3-lb. Packages from Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with use / freeze / sale dates of 01/03/21, 01/04/21, 01/08/21 and 01/10/21 on the front of the package.
- 1 pound. Packages from Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% fat with use / freeze / sale date 01/10/21 on the front of the package.
- The products have the company number EST. P-244 within the USDA certification mark. These items have been shipped to retail locations across the country.
Public health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating an outbreak of 28 Salmonella Hadar diseases in 12 states in multiple states between December 28, 2020 and March 4, 2021.
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“Eating food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne diseases. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 6 hours to 6 days after consuming the contaminated product, ”said a press release from the FSIS. “The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. However, in some people, the diarrhea can be severe enough to require hospitalization. Older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop serious illness. People who are concerned about an illness should speak to their doctor. “
Consumers with questions about the public health warning can contact Yusef Robb at (323) 384-1789 or email [email protected]
Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry toll-free hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or chat live on Ask USDA Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
Consumers can also read food safety news at Ask USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online electronic consumer complaint monitoring system can be accessed 24/7 at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.
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