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When Thanksgiving is approaching, expanding nationwide outbreaks of Salmonella in Turkey

Food safety investigators still can not point to the source of drug-resistant salmonella found in raw turkey meat that the…

Food safety investigators still can not point to the source of drug-resistant salmonella found in raw turkey meat that the nationwide outbreak expands just before the year’s largest turkey’s consumption day.

Centers for Disease Control last week offered their first update since July about the chronic outbreak that began in November in November. It is said that the number of reported diseases has almost doubled to 164, including 17 in Minnesota – most of any US state. There has been a reported death in California as a result of the management or consumption of infected turkey.

Still, CDC and the United States Department of Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) do not disclose to consumers ending eating turkey, instead, authorities remind the public of the importance of proper handling and cooking technology.

Consumers should always wash their hands and all surfaces where the meat has been prepared but never flesh the meat as it increases the risk of contaminating other areas of the kitchen. Always tan the turkey on a separate plate in the fridge, in cold water, which is changed every 30 minutes or in the microwave. Never leave meat to thaw the dish. Use a meat thermometer to cook and heat the meat to an internal temperature of 1

65 degrees Fahrenheit. The CDC also discourages consumers from feeding their pets to a raw food diet.

The fallen has been in constant pace and across a wide range. Illnesses have been linked to a variety of turkey brands, companies, processing devices and retailers in 35 states.

It has been traced to raw turkey pet, a discovery made by the Minnesota Health Department and a variety of raw turkey products. Some turkey workers have even become ill-fated by contact with live birds.

CDC and FSIS know at least 22 slaughterhouses and seven processing plants where contaminated products passed, but the agencies have not released specific details. FSIS did not say why it did not release that information than the investigation is in progress and the original source is not yet known.

Minnesota is the country’s best turkey producing state and raises approximately 45 million birds each year. Two of the country’s three largest turkey-producing companies, Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store and Cargill, are based in Minnesota. Both companies decline to comment, referring all media issues to the National Turkish Federation, representing the entire industry at this outbreak.

“For consumers, the premise is that all turkey is safe when properly cooked and handled, and that turkey producers and processors are constantly working to make them even safer,” the federation said in a statement. “The turkey industry is still committed to reducing Salmonella and continues to explore scientific and technological innovations that would help control naturally occurring pathogens in food. “

Ryan Osterholm, a lawyer in Minneapolis representing a five-year-old Minnesota girl and several other people who have been severely affected by the outbreak, said that this is one of the worst strains of salmonella that he has seen. It is resistant to several antibiotics used to treat infections in humans and it does not have a single source, which makes it a systemic problem, possibly originating in one large-scale hatchery selling baby birds to growers and operators.

“The f insert a lot more as we do not know than we know right now, said Osterholm. “I’m not trying to be worried … but in my opinion, this is a major public health risk that is not fully dealt with by industry or USDA.”

The child he represents developed osteomyelitis, a serious and painless bone infection. She and at least one other sickened Minnesota child lives at home who fed their dogs with raw pet food, which contains cauliflower, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

“My clients did just what everybody else is doing with their turkey. They did not do anything wrong,” said Osterholm. “But when it’s so virulent, you can only get sick even under the very best preparation methods.” [19659002] Consumer Reports and the Center for Science of Public Interest, a Washington-based watchdog and consumer advocate the group, urges the USDA to release the names of the suppliers it has identified as associated with the outbreak of food.

“When an outbreak is widespread and slow burning and the agency still has not calculated source, they are in a difficult position because they do not have so much specific advice to give consumers when it comes to issuing a revocation, “said Laura MacCleery, CSPI’s policy director.” But When you come on a big holiday where you know consumers will consume the food in question, we consider that the agency is obliged to provide consumers with the information it has. “[1 9659016] where rSkunkConfig = {“enforcement”: true, “countViews”: {“guests”: true, “loggedIn”: true “subscribers”: true}, “unmetered”: {“sectionPaths”: [“/bios”,”/contactus”,”/help”,”/offers”,”/lifestyle/kids-health”,”/video”,”/employees/benefits”,”/obituaries”,”/jobs/topworkplaces”] “contentIds” : [“482552141″,”476040393″,”476040393″,”401897905″,”425373843″,”415781003″,”150460817983″,”415693713″,”436316953″,”450623913″,”450625343″,”450625693″,”450626083″,”450626583″,”437687453″,”437687753″,”437688303″,”437689683″,”457733433″,”457733503″,”457733463″,”457733493″,”436740613″,”447378683″,”445108753″,”443065933″,”443995433″,”444238433″,”423913703″,”25373843″,”458348643″,”465767963″,”465254943″,”464643883″,”461549583″,”458022893″,”457739213″,”467925683″,”462160283″,”461536853″,”459432053″,”458940033″,”453678863″,”452142423″,”450626813″,”450626193″,”450626083″,”450625443″,”450624983″,”449833993″,”447193403″,”446218753″,”443287373″,”442502253″,”441039553″,”434692633″,”433894613″,”432007273″,”427690133″,”425990133″,”421479323″,”420760943″,”420536403″,”419496503″,”419098944″,”415888474″,”415824304″,”415816963″,”415401364″,”412715643″,”411587345″,”388264102″,”378131721″,”334111481″,”268952601″,”257505631″,”218991591″,”227829611″,”231193891″,”115289839″,”296766441″,”296743831″,”217991401″,”137705393″,”11603211″,”241138711″,”11601086″,”238868691″,”216063751″,”137104018″,””] “reference”: {“regex”: “”, “exclude”: false}, “useragent”: “Strip mobile app web view”}, “storageKey”: “rskunk_platypus”, “baseURL” https: / / users.startribune.com “,” embedURL “:” https: / / users.startribune.com / embed /mainapp.build.js c = ddea53e6fc5de3aa044b7152b11070794d8ae6ec “,” embedAssets “[“https://users.startribune.com/embed/third-party/growl.css”,”https://users.startribune.com/embed/third-party/colorbox.css”] “placementName”: “www.startribune.com”, “loginRedirect”: “https: / / www.startribune.com / logga passiv = true & path =?”, “logoutRedirect”: “https: / / www.startribune.com / log out path = “” dataExpiration? “: {” type “:” thirtyDays “,” month “: 1,” day “: 1,” hour “: 0,” mine “: 0 , “sec”: 0}, “topTier”: {“id”: “border registration-optimize ly” “count”: 13}, “levels”: [{“id”:”borderregistration-optimizely”count”13″action”:”ignore””mute”:true”action_config”:{“template”:”{%Stretching”grid”%}rnrn{%blockheading_text%}Duläserdinagratisartiklarunderdenna30-dagarsperiodAnmäldignuförlokaltäckningsomduintehittarnågonannanstansspecialavsnittochdinafavoritkolumnisterStarTribunesätterMinnesotaochvärldendirekttillhands{%endblocks%}rnrn{%blockinformation%}rn{{parent}}}rn{#borderCruxpixelfrightps://wwwsquishlistcom/strip/customshop/328/#}rn r n r n {% endblock%} “},” start “:” https: //user .startribune.com / location / en / environment / 3 / border-signup optimizely / start “}, {” id “:” border registration “,” count “: 12,” action “:” ignore “,” mute “: true,” action_config “: { “mall”: “{% stretches ” grid “%} r n r n {% block heading_text%} You are reading your 10 free articles for this 30 day period. Sign up now for local coverage that you will not find elsewhere, special sections and your favorite columnists. StarTribune puts Minnesota and the world at hand. {% endblock%} r n r n {% block last%} r n {{parent}}} r n {# limit Krux pixel from https: / / www.squishlist. com / strip / customshop / 328 / #} r n r n r n {% endblock%} “},” start “:” https: //user .startribune.com / location / en / environment / 3 / limit registration / start “}, {” id “:” meter-desktop-331 “,” count “: 10,” action “:” ignore “,” stum “: false,” action_config ” , “start”: “https: / / users.startribune.com / location / en / environment / 3 / meter-desktop- 331 / start”}, {“id”: “PDA991499opt” “count”: 9, “action”: “ignore”, “stum”: true “action_config”: false, “start”: “https: //users.startribune.com/placement/1/environment / 3 / PDA991499opt / start “}, {” id “:” limit “,” count “: 8,” action “:” inject “,” mute “: false,” action_config “: {” mall ” “

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