DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes issued a consumer advisory Thursday for whole-muscle turkey jerky after state investigators linked the product to four cases of illness caused by salmonella bacteria.
Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market has issued a voluntary recall of all whole-muscle turkey jerky product sold on or before Aug. 21.
The 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.
Hoffman’s owner Randy Gravelle said in an interview that state inspectors are on-site trying to pinpoint the cause of the problem and when tests come back, probably next week, he expects to be producing turkey jerky again.
“It was an isolated incident and is not affecting the other things we do,” he said.
Anyone requiring more information about the product is advised to contact the company at(218) 847-7207.