New Food Safety Infosheet: One death and over 100 ill with salmonellosis linked to ground turkey

Yesterday, U.S. CDC provided updated information concerning a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that has been linked to Cargill Meat Solution Corporation’s ground turkey products. Below is a food safety infosheet that discusses recall actions and risk reduction strategies for food service operators.

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation has recalled over 36 million lbs of ground turkey products
– Over 30 products have been recalled; All bear the number P-963 inside USDA inspection mark
– Ask suppliers about pathogen control measures.
– Cook all poultry to 165°F, measured with a digital tip-sensitive thermometer.

You can download the infosheet here.

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Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.