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Cargill recalls more turkey for possible Salmonella risk

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, over the weekend announced an immediate Class 1 voluntary recall of approximately 185,000 pounds of ground turkey products produced at its Springdale, Ark., facility on Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2011, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg. This is the second recall of ground turkey products by Cargill, which issued a similar recall Aug. 3. Both recalls involve ground turkey products produced at the Arkansas facility. Cargill has initiated the latest recall as a result of confirmed test sample taken by the U.S. Department ... Read More

107 illnesses now linked to salmonella-contaminated Cargill turkey

The number of illnesses attributed to turkey contaminated with a dangerous strain of salmonella has risen from the 76 reported earlier to 107, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention has said. The outbreak has also spread to encompass 31 states – five more than originally reported. The outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg, a virulent strain of bacteria resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics, has been linked to ground turkey processed at a Cargill plant in Springdale, Arkansas. Investigators report that the contaminated turkey was produced from February 20, 2011 through August 2, after which plant operations were suspended until the ... Read More