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NEW YORK (AP) There no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

That according to health officials who been monitoring the year old outbreak. But they say it a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella.

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Even though salmonella is not prohibited in raw meat or poultry, regulators check to make sure the number of samples at processing plants that test positive for the bacteria is within standards. Rules are tighter for whole turkeys, and the industry says the chances of finding salmonella in whole birds are low. turkey industry cites steps it takes to reduce risk, such as the use of antimicrobial rinses.

The rules differ for other products. For instance, canadian goose jacket salmonella is not allowed in packaged foods that aren cooked to kill germs.

canada goose outlet in chicago Since it began last year, canada goose store the outbreak linked to raw turkey has caused one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. Until last week, regulators hadn been able to tie any cases to buy canada goose jacket cheap a specific product or supplier. That even though investigators said 29 unidentified slaughtering and processing plants tested positive for the salmonella strain involved. canada goose outlet in chicago

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canada goose protest uk According to the USDA, the people who got food poisoning reported eating different kinds of turkey products and brands. Cases also included people who handled raw turkey pet food or worked with live turkeys. canada goose protest uk

canada goose outlet real Salmonella spreads through animal feces. It is blamed for an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning a year, with symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Whether someone gets sick depends on the strength of the strain, the amount and cheap Canada Goose the person susceptibility, the USDA notes. cheap canada goose uk But the agency says cooking should kill salmonella. canada goose outlet real

The USDA tied one illness in Arizona to Jennie O ground turkey meat. Therecallby Jennie O was canada goose clearance sale limited to turkey from a single day production in September from a manufacturing line in Wisconsin. The Canada Goose Outlet packages had use by dates of early October but could still be in freezers.

Regulators say more products from other companies could still be linked to the illnesses. Parent company Hormel Foods Corp. said it owns five of the 29 plants that tested positive for the germ.

canada goose outlet store uk The ongoing outbreak doesn necessarily mean there more food poisoning from salmonella. Improved detection might just be discovering outbreaks that in the past might have seemed like unrelated cases, said Sarah Sorscher of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. canada goose outlet store uk

shedding a light on a canada goose clearance longstanding problem, she said.

Health officials say proper handling and cooking should kill any salmonella. A fewpointsto remember:

It seems counterintuitive, but don rinse raw turkey that can spread any germs.

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Cook birds to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

Hormel Richard Carlson Canada Goose Jackets stressed salmonella in turkey is not unusual and that proper handling and cooking should get rid of it even in the Jennie O ground turkey recalled last week. Regulators, though, say to throw it out.