A Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise has ended. Thirty-three people in 14 states were sickened, four of them were hospitalized.
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Salmonella Hadar in Ground Turkey
All of the ground turkey associated with this outbreak was produced by Plainville Brands, LLC of New Oxford, PA. Genetic testing was used to identify the “fingerprint” of the outbreak strain of the Salmonella Hadar that sickened all 33 patients. This strain was also found in an unopened package of Plainville Farms ground turkey collected from a patient’s home. A recall was not issued, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture did issue a public health alert on April 10, 2021.
The health alert included 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise, which is the store brand for Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop.
The implicated products were:
- 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT, with Use by/freeze/sell by dates of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21, and 1/10/21.
- 1-lb. packages of Wegmans ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT, with Use by/freeze/sell-by dates of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21.
- 3-lb. packages of Wegmans ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT, with Use by/freeze/sell-by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21.
- 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms ground white turkey, 93% | 7% Fat, with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21.
Salmonella Hadar Illnesses
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. They include abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. Between December 28, 2020, to April 22, 2021, 33 people who ate the implicated ground turkey products developed Salmonella Hadar infections. They ranged in age from less than 1 to 92 years old.
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