Family time is hard. We get it. This is not, however, a valid excuse to poison your relatives this Thanksgiving. And per a recent warning from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that links a nationwide salmonella outbreak to raw turkey, this might be easier to accomplish than you thought.
According to the CDC, the outbreak has infected 164 people as of November 8, giving way to one death and 63 hospitalizations spanning 35 states.
"The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties," the government agency said. "The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry."
In short, we're not sure where it's coming from, or where to find it -- so any T-bird you purchase in the coming weeks could be at risk. There's nothing like a nationwide Turkey-based salmonella outbreak to get you in the spirit of giving thanks.