food safety: 36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey recalled

36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey recalled

I have just lost my appetite for a turkey burger.

According to the Cargill press release:

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company’s Springdale, Ark., facility from Feb. 20, 2011, through Aug. 2, 2011, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg.

Cargill is initiating this recall as a result of its internal investigation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information that became available on Aug. 1, 2011, as well as an ongoing USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) investigation into multiple illnesses from Salmonella Heidelberg.

Please read the entire release here

Here’s the ground turkey product recall list


  1. Cerise

    This was just a passing news recall story here. No big deal. Didnt hear much about it in the midwest. Why wasnt this caught sooner? 7 months of production. Seems to me that the CDC could get results back sooner and protect the public in a more efficient manner.

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