Turkey recalled in U.S., shoppers unfazed

CLARKSVILLE, Del. – As shoppers across Delmarva hit the the shelves in search of that perfect holiday bird, a salmonella outbreak causing a recall of raw turkey have many thinking twice.

The CDC confirmed one person has died after 164 people were infected with salmonella.

According to the CDC, the outbreak stemmed from an unknown turkey supplier who sent meat to Jennie-O Turkey.

Since then, Jennie-O has recalled thousands of pounds of turkey from grocery store shelves.

We caught up with one shopper at a local grocery store to find out if the outbreak has caused her to change her thanksgiving meal plans.

She seemed unfazed by the outbreak.

Lauren Keyser said, “I got a frozen turkey. I heard that was more with the fresh turkeys. Everything seems to be going as planned for Thanksgiving so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.”

A grocery store manager says you should be in the clear if you buy a frozen turkey.

But if you chose to buy one raw, the CDC says you should thoroughly wash your hands, cook your turkey completely and periodically check the temperature to make sure it has an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

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