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04/03/2011 01:51 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2011

Turkey Burgers Recall: Jennie-O Calls Back 55,000 Pounds Of Meat

The Jennie-O Turkey Store has recalled 54,960 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burger products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.

The recall was prompted by possible Salmonella contamination, according to the release. The affected product will have a use date of Dec. 23, 2011 and includes: "4-pound boxes of Jennie-O Turkey Store® "All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat". Each box contains 12 1/3-pound individually wrapped burgers."

At least 12 people in Wisconsin and nine in other states have reported illnesses, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported, prompting the recall.

According to WalletPop, illnesses have also been reported in Colorado, Ohio, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington.

For more information, read the USDA release here.