CDC: Salmonella In Jennie-O Turkey Burgers Resistant To Antibiotics
Eating a healthy diet is tough, and drug resistant microbes can make it even tougher.
A salmonella strain that sickened folks in 10 states, including one person in Georgia, is resistant to many antibiotics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
Jennie-O Turkey Store recalled 55,000 pounds of frozen turkey burgers Saturday that were infected with the Salmonella Hadar strain. Three people were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported.
The 4-pound boxes of infected meat were sold only at Sam’s Club Stores and have a use-by date of Dec. 23, 2011.
The USDA could expand the recall as it continues to investigate illnesses connected to products from the Willmar, Minn.-based turkey processing company.