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August 4, 2011
WASHINGTONCargill Meat Solutions is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, USDA FSIS announced. These ground turkey products were distributed at the retail level nationwide.
On July 29, 2011, FSIS released a public health alert about illnesses caused by Salmonella Heidelberg that may be associated with consumption of ground turkey. To date, 79 persons in 26 states have reportedly been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg between March 1 and August 3, 2011. In addition, one death has been reported.
The recall is the result of epidemiologic and traceback investigations, as well as in-plant findings linking the Cargill ground turkey products and this illness outbreak.
Click here for more information and a complete list of recalled products.
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