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2012 Salmonella 9,12:-: 1,5 Infections Linked to Consumption of Turkey Jerky, Minnesota

On August 23, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Hoffman Town and Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes announced a consumer advisory for whole-muscle turkey jerky after state investigators linked the product to 4 patients ill with Salmonella. All four individuals reported eating turkey jerky during the week prior to becoming ill (onsets of illness from August 2 through August 7). One patient was hospitalized. Two cases in North Dakota and one case in South Dakota were also identified as part of this outbreak. All three had consumed turkey jerky. Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market issued a voluntary recall of all whole-muscle turkey jerky product sold on or before August 21, 2012. The product was sold wrapped in white butcher paper.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • jerky, turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JVN73 (Minnesota designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Hoffman Town and Country Meat Market
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 7
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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