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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)

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4 months 18 days ago

All we need to do is follow the lead of Speaker Boehnner – when science and research don’t fit your agenda defund those positions (like the U.S.House has proposed on climate change). McCrory DEfunded dozens of positions at DENHR and a few at NC OSHA.
No government discovery? NO salmonella or listeria outbreak.
Imagine sometime this year DEHNR announcing no more wells were tainted by coal ash from Duke – then read the fine print to discover that no more testing was done due to “budgetary constraints.”
That seems to be a new out look by the GOP – if it seems like bad news to our donors don’t discover it.
Climate change? Doesn’t matter if its caused and/or accelerated by man – it happens and if it’s happening quicker than in the past we may need to deal with it sooner rather than later. I’m all for funding the research – and I damned sure don’t want to eat tainted food or drink tainted water.
“Market forces” don’t work when it comes to pollution by the only energy company around. I CAN buy different autos (although so many brands are affected) and I can buy other ground turkey – but I can’t get my power from someone else.


Gruntlip McGerkan
4 months 18 days ago

Looks like some Southern companies need to wake up with these types of germs getting into the kitchens of customers!
From peanut butter, to turkey meat, to ice cream…when is “Enough is Enough??!!”
Let’s no mention the Auto Industry and their negligence.


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