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36M lbs. of turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more.

The Agriculture Department and the Minnesota-based company announced Wednesday evening that Cargill is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, AR, plant from Feb. 20 through Aug. 2 due to possible contamination from the strain of salmonella linked to 76 illnesses and the one death.

In announcing the recall, Cargill officials said all ground turkey production has been suspended at the Springdale plant until the company is able to determine the source of the outbreak.

See the full product recall list (PDF)

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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