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Publix recalls ground turkey for ‘extraneous materials’

Grocery chain Publix has announced a recall of ground turkey products produced and distributed by Prestage Foods, Inc. The company, based in St. Pauls, North Carolina, alerted Publix that the ground turkey may be contaminated with “extraneous materials.” The recall affects nearly 40,000 pounds of ground turkey. The problem was detected following a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) review. Workers conducting sanitation procedures on equipment reported a possible problem to the FSIS. On the same day, according to a Publix news release, a worker at one of the retail locations that received the ground ... Read More

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

UPDATE: Cargill recalls ground turkey linked to deaths, illnesses

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections that is likely caused by eating ground turkey. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics; this antibiotic resistance can increase the risk of hospitalization or possible treatment failure in infected individuals. ... Read More

1 death, 76 illnesses in 26 states linked to ground turkey

One death and 76 illnesses in 26 states have been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella in ground turkey, according to an announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Salmonella Heidelberg infections were reported between March 1 and August 1, 2011. Salmonella Heidelberg is a bacterium that can cause infection when contaminated food or drinks are consumed. Those infected with the bacterium generally experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. Treatment is dependent on the severity of the symptoms, the age of the patient, and other conditions the patient may have, such as diabetes. Salmonella ... Read More