Cargill Ground Turkey Recall A Result Of Salmonella

Posted on 03 August 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Cargill, one of the largest meat processors in the U.S., has announced a massive recall of ground turkey.

Cargill confirmed that they have recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

All of the ground turkey included in the recall came from their processing plant in Arkansas, and was packaged between March 7th and June 27th.

The announcement of the source of the salmonella outbreak, the ground turkey, was confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during routine sampling.

The ground turkey caused the salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 75 people, and contributed to the death of a resident of the state of California.

Salmonella Heidelberg is the strain of salmonella that is linked to the outbreak.

This particular strain is highly resistant to antibiotics and can cause a lot of health problems.

Children, as well as elderly people and those with weak immune systems are at highest risk.

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