As we look back at this year’s Thanksgiving, which is typically the time to talk turkey, yet another Salmonella outbreak made headlines. And this time, turkey was the source.
Not so long ago, Salmonella recalls in raw meat and poultry products were virtually unprecedented. Those days are behind us. In October, JBS recalled 6.5 million pounds of ground beef because of possible Salmonella contamination, then most recently, Jennie-O recalled 147,276 pounds, after an Arizona man’s illness was traced to ground turkey produced by the company on Sept. 11. Salmonella — the presence of which is widespread — has not been declared an adulterant in raw meat and poultry.