Cargill Recalls Turkey Linked to Salmonella
36M pounds of turkey products being recalled
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 4, 2011 1:20 AM CDT
Cargill is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products due to possible salmonella contamination.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened at least 76 others. The company is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at its Arkansa plant in Springdale from February 20 through August 2 due to possible contamination from the strain of salmonella linked to the illnesses.

All ground turkey production has been suspended at the plant until the company is able to determine the source of the outbreak. Cargill officials said they initiated the recall after their own internal investigation, an Agriculture Department investigation and information about the illnesses released by the CDC this week. All of the packages recalled include the code "Est. P-963" on the label.

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Aug 4, 2011 7:39 AM CDT
See, there's NO NEED for a "nanny state." The market will take care of such things. As soon as enough people sicken and die consumption of this product will drop off and the company will have to find a better way to market it. Perhaps dog food ... But ... can you wrap your head around thirty six MILLION POUNDS of ground turkey? That's 18,000 TONS ... the displacement of the KURSK. THIS ... is an 18,000 ton ship.