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Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Ground Turkey

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We have seen them before:

Minnesota Restaurant Ground Turkey 2000

Multistate Private Home Ground Turkey 2008

Jenny-O-Turkey Burgers 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella Heidelberg that may be associated with use and consumption of ground turkey from a yet unnamed manufacturer.

This public health alert was initiated after continuous medical reports, ongoing investigations and testing conducted by various departments of health across the nation determined there is an association between consumption of ground turkey products and an estimated 77 illnesses reported in 26 states. The illnesses were linked through an epidemiologic investigation and PFGE analyses by state health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Gil Ramirez

    My mother and I ate turkey burgers this past wednesday and we both started having diarrhea and abdominal cramps on friday. Neither of us are seriously ill, and the symptoms seem to be subsiding, but I am wondering if there is any additional information about this situation.