Doug / 09-21-2011 / Food-borne Illnesses

Positive Salmonella Test Prompts Second Ground Turkey Recall

As we previously reported, Cargill Corp has resumed productions on their turkey meat recall after a massive recall of its product. However, a second incident with contaminated ground turkey has prompted the company to issue yet another salmonella-related recall. Cargill Corp has announced an immediate recall of 185,000 pounds of 85 percent lean, fresh ground turkey products due to salmonella contamination. The action is a Class One recall, which is classified as the highest health risk, originating in Cargill’s Arkansas facility that had the initial ground turkey contamination incident.

Shady Hill and Honeysuckle White are some of the brands affected. A test sample taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a review of the facility confirmed the presence of salmonella.

The CDC says that the recalled ground turkey meat is safe to eat if it is properly cooked, which should be to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature should be checked with a meat thermometer. To be on the safe side, consumers should return any opened or unopened packages of ground turkey meat to stores where they were purchased for a full refund.

Since March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked at least 77 incidents and some deaths to salmonella poisoning, which causes nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

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