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Turkey Salmonella Lawsuit

Turkey Salmonella Lawsuit

A deadly outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to a variety of raw turkey products, including pet food, turkey burgers, ground turkey, and live turkeys.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting raw turkey induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Jennie-O Turkey Recall

November 15, 2018 — Jennie-O recalled 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey (85% lean, 95% lean, taco seasoned, and Italian seasoned) because a product tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella that made a person in Arizona sick. Click here to read more.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey

At least 164 people in 35 states have been infected with Salmonella after eating or handling raw turkey between November 2017 and October 2018.

One person in California died of Salmonella and 63 people were hospitalized, according to an outbreak investigation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

What is the Problem?

A variety of raw turkey products have tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading that is making people sick. The products include ground turkey, turkey patties, turkey burgers, raw turkey pet food, and live turkeys. The evidence suggests that Salmonella contamination is widespread in the turkey industry.

“Raws for Paws” Recalled for Salmonella

In February 2018, around 4,000 pounds of “Raws for Paws® Ground Turkey Food for Pets” was recalled after 4 cans tested positive for Salmonella and 2 children in Minnesota were sickened after touching pet food that was used to feed the family dog.

What Should I Do?

Investigators have not discovered a single, common source for the contaminated turkey. Sick people have reported eating a variety of different types of turkey from different stores. Instead of avoiding turkey, the CDC is recommending that consumers cook it properly and take steps to prevent cross-contamination.

Salmonella bacteria is killed by heating raw turkey to an internal temperature of 165ºF. Furthermore, consumers should be extra careful to wash their hands after touching raw turkey, as well as any utensils, cutting boards, or surfaces that contacted the turkey.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella can cause symptoms within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. The symptoms typically include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps for about a week. Most people recover on their own, but Salmonella food poisoning can be deadly.

“In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.”

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting raw turkey induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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