12 Sep '11, 7am

Second Cargill Ground Turkey Recall

Second Cargill Ground Turkey Recall

Yesterday morning, Cargill recalled 185,000 pounds of ground turkey. The ground turkey was processed at the same plant that had 36 million pounds of ground turkey recalled in early August. Despite how that sounds at first, this is an example of how the food industry should work. A Brief History of the Cargill Ground Turkey Recall Starting in March of this year and continuing through the summer, dozens of people became sick from a strain of salmonella called Salmonella Heidelberg, which is resistant to several types of antibiotics. The USDA traced the source of the salmonella outbreak back to a single producer, but due to legal constraints, could not name the producer. Shortly after, Cargill announced a recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey processed at their Springdale, Arkansas plant between February 20 and August 2. They shut down the Springdale facility for two w...

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