Cargill Ground Turkey Recalled for Salmonella

According to MSNBC, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announced Wednesday that they are recalling about 36 million pounds of ground turkey because it may be contaminated with salmonella. This news comes after federal health authorities linked ground turkey products to a salmonella outbreak that killed one person and sickened 77 people in 26 states since March.

According to Cargill, its Springdale, Arkansas-based plant processed the contaminated fresh and frozen ground turkey between February 20 and August 2.

Retailers of the tainted meat include Kroger, Giant Eagle and Safeway. You can find the full list of recalled products here. The USDA said that all of the packages recalled include the code "Est. P-963" on the label. Grocery stores are offering full refunds on those items.

Products from Cargill's other facilities were not affected by the recall. The company said it will stop making turkey products at the Springfield plant until it can determine where the bacteria came from and put an end to it.

If you're worried about salmonella, the USDA offers answers to common questions about the bacteria as well as recommendations for safely cooking ground poultry.

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