Butterball, LLC, of Mount Olive, NC,  is recalling 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement, the problem was discovered when FSIS and the establishment received consumer complaints
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The CDC has declared a multistate Salmonella Hadar outbreak traced to ground turkey over.

Patients were spread across 14 states, with a total of 33 people confirmed infected. Of the 22 patients for whom the information was available, four were so sick they had to be admitted to hospitals, according
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Mount Olive, NC-based Butterball LLC has recalled more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products in connection with an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Schwarzengrund, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the CDC.

“Whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis of 5 clinical isolates predicted antibiotic resistance to
Continue Reading Butterball, Kroger, other brands of turkey recalled nationwide because of new multistate Salmonella outbreak

State and federal officials are beginning to identify retailers that received recalled Jennie-O brand ground turkey that is implicated in a 35-state outbreak of Salmonella Reading.

Washington state’s Department of Health reports four chains with stores statewide received the recalled ground turkey products — Walmart, Safeway, Fred Meyer and
Continue Reading Walmart, Safeway among retailers that received recalled turkey

Raws for Paws is recalling recalled 4,000 pounds of its  Ground Turkey Pet Food due to possible Salmonella contamination after reported illnesses, including two children who have been infected with Salmonella Reading.

The food is sold online by Christofersen Meats Co. Inc., doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis —
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St. Pauls, NC-based Prestage Foods Inc. Monday recalled 38,475 pounds of ground turkey after a retailer found extraneous metal in the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered on Sept. 27 when FSIS was contacted by plant employees who
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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-raw-chicken-drumsticks-close-up-image45080472Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to finalize USDA’s Salmonella and Campylobacter performance standards as soon as possible. In January, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) proposed changes to the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Testing Program created brand-new
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that its new pathogen performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground poultry and chicken parts will prevent about 50,000 illnesses each year. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) proposed changes to the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Testing Program create brand-new standards for
Continue Reading FSIS Releases New Salmonella, Campylobacter Performance Standards for Poultry

Ground turkey from birds raised without antibiotics is less likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional ground turkey, according to a new study published by Consumer Reports today. The group tested 257 samples of raw ground turkey meat and patties, purchased from major retailers nationwide, for Enterococcus,
Continue Reading Study Finds Antibiotic-Free Turkey Less Likely to Harbor Resistant Bacteria