Jennie-O Turkey Store has recalled close to 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers sold at Sam’s Club across the United States.

A dozen people have reported being sickened by salmonella in ten states including; Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington.

The product recalled is Jennie-O Turkey Store All Natural Lean White Meat Turkey Burgers sold in boxes of twelve. The burgers were packed on November 23, 2010 and have a use by date of December 23, 2011. The UPC Code is 042222 261081.

Return the burgers to Sam’s Club for a refund. Call Jennie-O at (800) 621-3505.

The USDA Website recommends the following to avoid a salmonella infection:

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Also wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot soapy water. Clean up spills right away.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Cook raw meat and poultry to safe internal temperatures before eating. The safe internal temperature for meat such as beef and pork is 160° F, and 165° F for poultry, as determined with a food thermometer.

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase (one hour if temperatures exceed 90° F). Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.