A ground turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 33 people in 14 states. Health officials identified ground turkey sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise as the source of the outbreak. Four people were hospitalized.
Salmonella Hadar in Ground Turkey
Plainville Brands, LLC of New Oxford, PA produced all of the ground turkey associated with this outbreak. Investigators used genetic testing to identify the “fingerprint” of the outbreak strain of the Salmonella Hadar that sickened all 33 patients. This rare strain was also found in an unopened package of Plainville Farms ground turkey collected from a patient’s home. The company did not issue a recall, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture did issue a public health alert on April 10, 2021.
The USDA health alert included 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products sold under the brand names Plainville Farms, Wegmans, and Nature’s Promise, the store brand for Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop.
Salmonella Hadar Illnesses
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop six to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. They include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. The people sickened in this outbreak, who ranged in age from less than 1 to 92 years old, reported onset of symptoms on dates ranging from December 28, 2020, to April 22, 2021.
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