A Minnesota-based poultry producer, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales has recalled more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella, the Agriculture Department said.
The Faribault, Minnesota, company’s products being recalled have markings that direct customers to use or freeze the products by Nov. 12 or Nov. 13.
The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are worried that some contaminated turkey may be in people’s freezers.
The recall includes plain ground turkey and turkey with taco or Italian seasonings. The products were shipped to Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas,Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and Iowa.
Food safety officials said that the recalled products have the tag P-579 marked on the lower left corner of the front of the package .
The recall was part of an investigation into a November salmonella outbreak that involved 216 patients in 38 states, USDA said.