The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced in mid-November that more than 90,000 lbs. of raw ground turkey products had been recalled and FSIS announced Saturday that the recall had expanded to more than 160,000 lbs.
The recalled Jennie-O turkey products were produced at the company's Faribault, Minnesota, plant October 22nd and 23rd.
The recalled products have the tag P-579 marked on the lower left corner of the front of the package, the FSIS said.
In a USDA news release, the agency urges consumers to discard or return any potentially contaminated products.
Consumers should throw away these products immediately.
15, the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron, WI, began a recall that ended up totaling more than 147,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that also may be associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections. Of that 216, 84 people have been hospitalized and one has died.
The Public Health Agency of Canada also reported 22 cases of salmonella linked to raw turkey and chicken, across four provinces.
Friday's announcement was the result of a continued outbreak of salmonella contamination in turkey products that dates back to a year ago, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Just days before the Holidays, another recall has been issued involving certain types of ground turkey.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Most people recover on their own. For those that are going to continue eating turkey, the center advises people to "cook raw turkey thoroughly to kill harmful germs".
Clean-Wash hands and surfaces often.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Hormel Consumer Engagement, at (800) 621-3505.