ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota-made turkey jerky product has been recalled after investigators linked it to at least four cases of salmonella poisoning.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes today issued a consumer advisory for Hoffman's whole-muscle turkey jerky. All four documented cases involve Minnesota victims.
Sickened reported eating turkey jerky during the week prior to becoming ill. which occured from August 2 through August 7. One of victims lives in the Twin Cities metro area, and three in Greater Minnesota. One of the people required hospitalization, but all have since recovered.
Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market has issued a voluntary recall of all whole-muscle turkey jerky product sold on or before August 21, 2012. This product was sold wrapped in white butcher paper. Consumers should not eat any product they still have on hand. Instead, they are advised to return these products for a full refund.
Anyone needing more information about the product is advised to contact the company at (218) 847-7207. Those who believe they may have become ill after consuming Hoffman turkey jerky product can reach the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).
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