April 2, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday announced that Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling approximately 54,960 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burger products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. A full list of retail distribution will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
Recalled products are 4-pound boxes of Jennie-O Turkey Store “All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat.” Products had a use by date of December 23, 2011 and lot codes of 32710 through 21780 on the side panel of each box above the opening tear strip. Establishment number “P-7760” is within the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the boxes, which were packaged on November 23, 2010.
To prevent salmonella and other foodbourne illnesses, the USDA recommends cooking poultry including ground poultry products to 165 degrees F, determined by using a food thermometer. Consumers are also advised to wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds after handling raw meat and to thoroughly wash surfaces on which raw meat was prepared including cutting boards, counters and dishes as well as utensils. Use a separate cutting board for raw meats and eggs than is used for other items. Refrigerate raw meats within two hours after purchase, or one hour if temperature is above 90 degrees F, and refrigerate all cooked meats within two hours after cooking.