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Jennie-O Turkey Store consumers with questions about the recall or about cooking raw turkey can contact the company's consumer engagement team at https://www.jennieo.com/contactus or at 1-800-621-3505 from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.

More than 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O brand ground turkey were recalled this week due to a possible salmonella outbreak that resulted in at least one illness nationwide.

The CDC is "NOT advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey products, or that retailers stop selling raw turkey products", the agency states on its website. The person had Salmonellla Reading and the sample tested positive for a strain that matches the outbreak's strain.

Per the CDC, "ill people report eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations". But while you're making plans to whip up the most impressive turkey dish you can muster, remember that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are still working on a almost year-long investigation into a turkey salmonella outbreak that has already claimed at least one life and left over 150 sick.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, and any other night you're planning on cooking a turkey, do not forget to thoroughly wash your hands. They should also take care in food handling and storage to prevent the spread of illness, which includes washing hands and cleaning cooking surfaces often, separating raw meats from other foods, and promptly refrigerating or freezing meat products. Most stores have disposable meat, pork or poultry thermometers.

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The CDC also advises that you cook your turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

"In the meantime, it's important that consumers know they can purchase and safely consume these products", the USDA told The Journal News. Central Time Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Follow FSIS on Twitter at twitter.com/usdafoodsafety or in Spanish at: twitter.com/usdafoodsafe_es. Most people recover without treatment, although the infection is more serious for infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.

Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


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