A 12-state Salmonella Hadar ground turkey outbreak linked to Plainville Farms, Wegmans and Nature’s Promise brands includes at least seven people in Massachusetts. The products were sold at Wegmans, Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop.

Health officials believe the affected lots of these products are no longer on the market but consumers may have them in their freezers. They also believe that other ground turkey products may be associated with this outbreak. If you developed a Salmonella Hadar infection after eating ground turkey and are wondering if you can file a lawsuit, contact our Salmonella lawyers for a free consultation.

Ground Turkey Salmonella Hadar Outbreak

This ground turkey Salmonella outbreak includes 28 illnesses in 12 states – Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The patients, who range in age from 1 to 92 years old, reported onset-of-illness dates ranging from December 28, 2020 to March 4, 2021.  Two people have been hospitalized.


Ground turkey Salmonella Hadar outbreak Plainville, Wegmans Nature's Promise

The case count from each state is: AZ (1), CT (1) IN (1), MA (7), ME (1), MO (1), NC (3), NH (1), NJ (2), NY (4), PA (4), and VA (2).


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) issued a health alert for ground turkey products on April 10. It includes 1-lb. and 3-lb. packages with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from 1/1/21 to 1/10/21.

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegmans ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT,
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegmans ground turkey, 94% LEAN | 6% FAT
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms ground white turkey, 93% | 7% Fat

USDA FSIS said it issued a health alert rather than requesting a recall from Plainville Brands, LLC of New Oxford, PA because it believes the affected products are no longer on the market. Consumers who have these products in their freezers should not eat them.

Turkey Salmonella Outbreaks

This is not the first time ground turkey has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. Over the last decade, four multistate Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to ground turkey and other turkey products.  In a 2018 outbreak, where Jennie-O was one of the brands identified, USDA FSIS  made similar statements about the possibility about other brands eventually being implicated. Then, as now, patients reported eating a variety of ground turkey products purchased from multiple stores and turkey products from multiple brands tested positive for the outbreak strain.


Is Now a Good Time to Mention the Turkey Industry’s Salmonella Problem?

If you or a family member developed a Salmonella Hadar infection from contaminated turkey and would like a free consultation with an experienced Salmonella lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team. We have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.