CDC Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey [US]

US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, issues an investigation notice concerning the Salmonella outbreak linked to raw Turkey products that has sickened at least 279 people from 41 states and the District of Columbia as well as an estimated 72 people in Canada.


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Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reports this Salmonella outbreak has caused at least 107 people to require hospitalization; one death has been reported in California.

Additional information is as follows:

  • Illnesses in this Outbreak are known to have occurred from November 20, 2017 to January 29, 2019.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified ill people infected with the same DNA fingerprint of Salmonella Reading bacteria in Canada. You can visit this agency here:
  • The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various Raw Turkey products, including Ground Turkey and Turkey Patties. The outbreak strain has also been found in Raw Turkey Pet Food and Live Turkey Birds. This observation indicates (but does not confirm) the Salmonella contamination might be widespread in the Turkey industry.
  • Several Turkey products have been recalled because they might have been contaminated with Salmonella.
  • A single, common supplier of Raw Turkey products or of Live Turkeys has not been identified that could account for the entire outbreak. The outbreak strain could be present in many facilities and suppliers, meaning many brands and types of foods containing Raw Turkey could be affected.
  • Both the CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the turkey industry and requested that they take steps to reduce Salmonella contamination in turkeys.
  • This investigation is ongoing and the CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 11134-2019
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