Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of frozen and fresh ground turkey, since March. Reports of salmonella being found have been reported in as many as 26 states. This prompted the recall. Since then there has been 76 illnesses and one death related to the outbreak.
The meat giant Cargill is recalling ground turkey, fresh and frozen that has been produced at the Springdale, Arkansas plant. Ground turkey that has been produced in the plant from February 20 through August 2, 2011 has been included in this recall. The reports of salmonella being found in the meat have been reported every month since March.
The states reporting outbreaks are Ohio with 10 reports and Michigan with the same. The remaining eight states that are reporting a significant outbreak are Texas (9), illinois (7), California (6) and Pennsylvania (5). Twenty other states as well have reported 1-3 cases. They include Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Massachusetts.
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