Thanksgiving dinner can be delicious, but if it is not handled or cooked correctly, this turkey represents some health risks. Ve Berman de Veuer has the complete story.
The US Department of Agriculture's Inspection and Food Safety Service contacted the TODAY EE Network. UU. To address the reports that key details about the outbreak of 164 people in 35 states were detained.
Several consumer advocacy groups have criticized efforts to link Turkish suppliers with the outbreak.
One of them is Consumer Reports, which noted that USDA researchers found the same salmonella tension in Turkey in 22 sacrifice facilities and seven processing establishments, but did not provide any information about what turkey brands are doing.
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The USDA agency, known as FSIS, counteracted the investigation of ongoing outbreaks that did not identify any source for the contaminated turkey, calling it seriously irresponsible and daring to associate producers with an outbreak investigation when a connection from an establishment to a disease .
"If FSIS had the ability to identify the source of this Salmonella strain, the agency would immediately remember the elements," the agency said. "If we had specific products that we could alert consumers with a Public Health Alert, we would have to issue one."
The outbreak hospitalized 63 people in 35 states, killing one in California, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers say that raw Turkey products from many sources are contaminated with salmonella, including turkey and turkey turkey.
The latest: Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales from Barron, Wisconsin, which remembered about 91,400 pounds of turkey products on Thursday, which may be related to the salmonella outbreak, according to the agency.
Among the reminiscent products, produced on September 11, 2018, were 1-pound packages of Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean / 7% Fat (with "Use by" dates 10/01/2018 and 02/10/2018) , Jennie-O Taco Ground Seasoned Turkey, Jennie-O Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, and Jennie-O Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey (all with dates "Use by" 02/02/2018).
The ongoing probe also found the salmonella strain in crude turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating that it could be very widespread in the turkey industry.
The agency said that there is no information that is acceptable to consumers, as well as reminding them that this is an ongoing investigation and that consumers should always handle raw turkey and cook it carefully to avoid food poisoning.
"This outbreak is a reminder that crude turkey products can have germs that spread in the areas of food preparation and can make it sick," the agency said.
FSIS has noted that it plans to continue working with public health partners to release the information as it is available and will take action when it has evidence of the source of the outbreak of Turkey.
"Meanwhile, it is important for consumers to know that they can safely buy and consume these products," the agency said. "The United States has the safest food supply in the world and USDA works every day to ensure it."
Food security advocates of consumer reports have argued that the USDA should provide the names of Turkish products connected to outbreak research so that people will protect themselves better.
However, advocates of Consumer Reports have indicated that they do not advise people who avoid Turkey this Day of Thanksgiving, provided they take the necessary safety precautions when handling and cooking.
Tips for preventing salmonella
The following are the public safety recommendations of USDA's Inspection and Inspection Services Service. It was edited by space and clarity:
As families begin their vacation plans, they may be wondering what is the focus for them.
The answer is simple: salmonella is prevalent and may be present in poultry and poultry and in poultry – without meat or barley poultry.
Consumers can protect themselves from cooking their turkey, other poultry and meat products. The cooking process kills Salmonella.
Nobody should be eating partially cooked or raw chess.
In addition, it is essential that people wash their hands after handling raw birds, meat and pet foods to avoid cross-contamination of other foods, spice recipients or kitchen surfaces.
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