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Jennie-O Turkey Store Provides Information on Limited Voluntary Recall of Raw Ground Turkey Products

November 16, 2018

Willmar, Minn.

Jennie-O Turkey Store has voluntarily recalled a limited amount of raw ground turkey products, involving one production line from a single day’s production. Information for consumers is available on the Jennie-O Turkey Store website at https://www.jennieo.com/content/ground-turkey-recall.

The recall only includes fresh raw ground turkey with expiration dates of 10/1 and 10/2 and is no longer in stores. Please note, no other Jennie-O® varieties, other packaging configurations, or code dates are included in this recall.

Information on the recall:

If consumers have any questions about this recall or about cooking raw turkey, they can contact our consumer engagement team at https://www.jennieo.com/contactus

Or 800.621.3505, Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm CT and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm CT.

Statement from Jennie-O President, Steve Lykken:

“On behalf of the thousands of Jennie-O team members, we were concerned to learn that someone became ill after exposure to Salmonella in a raw turkey product. The turkey industry has been working together for many years to reduce Salmonella. Despite these efforts, this particular Salmonella strain can be found in 29 different manufacturing plants from 19 different companies, according to government agencies.

We know the issue of Salmonella isn’t specific to Jennie-O, and to that end, we plan on continuing our leadership role in the effort to reduce Salmonella and educate consumers on how to safely handle and prepare raw turkey and are calling on others in the industry to do the same. We will continue to collaborate on industry best practices with our peers in the turkey industry.

As always, turkey remains safe to consume when handled and prepared properly. Jennie-O has information available on its website with step-by-step instructions on how to safely prepare and enjoy turkey.”

Steve Lykken

President, Jennie-O Turkey Store

Information on the recall:

If consumers have any questions about this recall or about cooking raw turkey, they can contact our consumer engagement team at https://www.jennieo.com/contactus or at 1.800.621.3505, Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm CT and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm CT.

This single code date of ground turkey should no longer be available in stores.

No additional Jennie-O products other than this single code date are involved in the recall and are safe to consume when cooked properly.

Products affected:

The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT” with “Use by” dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018UPC Code: 4222230200
    Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018 UPC Code: 4222230202
    Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018 UPC Code: 4222231307
    Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018 UPC Code: 4222230203
    Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY
  • 1-lb. packages of “GROUND TURKEY 90% LEAN | 10% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018. UPC Code: 4222208930
    2018 Ground Turkey Packaging

States where the affected product was shipped: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WA, WI

Here’s everything you need to know to see if your Jennie-O® ground turkey is part of the recall.

Step 1: Verify that your product is one of the listed varieties.

Step 2: Check the lower left corner of the front of the package and verify the establishment number is P190. If the establishment is not P190 the product is not part of the recall and is safe to consume.
USDA Inspection Number

Step 3: Turn the product on its side. The production code information is on the side of the sleeve.
Use or Freeze By

Use or freeze by dates of 10/01/2018 are only included for the 93% lean 7% fat Ground Turkey 16oz.
Use or freeze by dates of 10/02/2018 are included for all the varieties listed.
Only these Use or Freeze By dates are included in the recall.

Step 4: You can either return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or call Consumer Engagement at 1-800-621-3505, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time.

Additional information relevant to this recall can be found at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home.

Jennie-O Turkey Store has published four simple steps to stay safe. There are more great tips for our consumers at https://www.jennieo.com/content/four-easy-steps make sure their turkey meals are prepared safely and taste delicious.
Preparing Turkey

As a reminder, the CDC is advising that consumers can continue to eat properly cooked turkey products, and that retailers continue selling raw turkey products.

Lastly, the National Turkey Federation is a great resource for more on this topic and has information at http://www.eatturkey.com/.

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