Doug / 08-19-2011 / Food-borne Illnesses

36 Million Pound Ground Turkey Recall

According to Food Safety News, some safety experts are not sure if recalling 36 million pound of turkey is enough. An Oregon epidemiologists says that he fears, despite the massive recall, that more Cargill ground turkey products may be contaminated with salmonella and should be taken off the market.

Dr. Bill Keene, a nationally known foodborne illness specialist, says that it is not the pattern of this outbreak and not just one bad batch of turkey that consumers should be concerned about. The ongoing problem has been happening for months. Keen was concerned when he bought 15 packages of ground turkey products for lab testing purposes and six of the packages tested positive for salmonella.

Testing is yet to determine the specific type of salmonella but a high percentage of packages is showing traces of contamination.

Last week, Cargill Corporation recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey meat processed at the company’s plant in Arkansas. Cargill also suspended production at the plant until the problem has been resolved. At least 78 people across the country have been sickened and one person died from eating food poisoning traced to Cargill’s ground turkey meat.

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