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Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Where exactly this serotype of Salmonella came
from is a mystery. Basler said it's been detected
before multiple times in the past 20 years and it
can be found in a variety of animals. However, this
current outbreak is associated with turkeys. How that
happened is unknown.

The products making people sick
Evidence gathered by the CDC and FSIS suggests the
outbreak is associated specifically with raw turkey
products. The outbreak is not limited to a single
source, either. As of February 2019, 22 slaughter facilities and seven processing facilities tested positive for
the pathogen.
Four product recalls were ordered specifically
because of Salmonella Reading. Two
were conducted by raw dog food
manufacturers in Minnesota in
February 2018 and January
2019, respectively. Two were
conducted by Jennie-O Turkey
Store, the nation's secondlargest turkey producer, in
November and December of
2018. Those recalls included
311,486 pounds of raw
ground turkey.
Hormel Inc., Jennie-O's
parent company, did not
respond to a request for comment
on this article. Nevertheless, Jennie-O
President Steve Lykken commented on the recall during
a company earnings call in December 2018.
"We have been working with others in the
industry on the issue of Salmonella Reading for
some time," Lykken said at the time. "Given the
fact that there are only a few sources of turkey
inputs such as eggs, turkeys and genetic stock
to the majority of large turkey companies in the
industry, we know this is a much bigger issue that
will require the entire industry to eradicate this
strain from the turkey supply."
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Lykken also said the company was adding new
steps to its live operations including vaccinating
turkeys against Salmonella, improving farm practices
and banning Salmonella Reading eggs, turkeys and
genetic stock from a provider known to be positive for
Salmonella Reading.
"Unfortunately, Salmonella Reading may continue
to be found throughout the industry until all companies take the steps necessary to eliminate it from the
system," Lykken said during the call. "The turkey
industry has been working together for many years to
reduce Salmonella. Despite these efforts, this particular Salmonella strain can be found in 29 different
manufacturing plants from 19 different companies,
according to government agencies."

Response to the outbreak
Due to the nature of the outbreak,
containing and stopping Salmonella
Reading requires a coordinated effort
among the turkey industry. A great deal
of those coordination efforts fall to the
National Turkey Federation (NTF).
In an interview, NTF President Joel
Brandenberger said the Washingtonbased industry group started tracking
the problem from the fi rst dog food
recall in early 2018 and it has focused
on dealing with and containing the
serotype since learning of the outbreak
investigation in July 2018.
In short, he said, the industry has
yet to find a comprehensive solution
to the problem. It is trying several
responses at every step in the production and processing cycle. He could
not disclose what specifically is being
done, he said, because the measures
are only in the trial stages, the
industry needs freedom to try every
option available and he did not want to
give the impression that the industry is
on the verge of a breakthrough.

Steve Lykken, Jennie-O
Turkey Store Courtesy
Jennie-O Turkey Store

Joel Brandenberger,
The National Turkey
Federation Courtesy National
Turkey Federation

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry USA - May 2019

Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - A new device for detecting woody breast
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