FSIS issues public health alert for raw ground turkey products linked to Salmonella Hadar illness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert on Saturday for 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to Salmonella Hadar illness concerns.

The products were produced by Plainville Brands, a Pennsylvania establishment.

FSIS is concerned some of the products, produced Dec. 18-29, may be in consumers’ freezers.

Below is a list of the products affected that bear establishment number “EST. P-244” inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 1-pound packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-pound packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-pound packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-pound packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

The products were shipped to retailers nationwide.

A recall was not requested because it is believed the turkey products are no longer available to consumers for purchase, according to a release.

Officials are investigating 28 Salmonella Hadar illnesses in 12 states with onset dates ranging from Dec. 28 through March 4.

Officials said, “Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment.”

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), or live chat with safety advisors via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.