Salmonella outbreak from ground turkey product continuing in the US with 107 people in 31 states infected.

Some 107 people in 31 states have now been infected with a strain of salmonella bacteria found in contaminated ground turkey meat. Earlier reports confirmed 77 cases in 26 states, with 1 death from the outbreak thus far. The outbreak has been continuing since March.

States affected by the salmonella outbreak thus far include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

Travellers who purchase ground turkey meat should follow package cooking instructions carefully for frozen or fresh ground turkey products. Consumers should be aware that actual cooking time may vary depending on the cooking method (broiling, frying, or grilling) and the temperature of the product (chilled versus frozen), so it is important that the final temperature of 165 °F be reached for safety.

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