USDA issues public health alert for more than 211000 pounds of ground turkey for possible salmonella risk

A public health alert has been issued for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products potentially linked to salmonella hadar illness.

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued the alert Saturday night for the products that were produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, which is based in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.

According to the USDA health alert, a recall was "not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase."

The traceback investigation for one of the cases "identified the patient consumed ground turkey produced by Plainville Brands, LLC," the alert said, adding "evidence collected to date does not link all illnesses to this establishment."

"Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses," the USDA said in its alert.

"The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

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