Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

USA: Ground turkey linked to Salmonella outbreak

14 March, 2019

Butterball, LLC, a Mount Olive, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. 
The problem was discovered by FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who had been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses involving 5 case-patients from 2 states.  Wisconsin collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from a residence where 4 of the case-patients live.  The case-patients and ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund isolates are closely related, genetically.