Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cargill recalls 36 million pounds of ground turkey

After Federal health authorities said that there is an outbreak of multi-drug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announced an immediate voluntary recall of roughly 36 million pounds of ground turkey meat because it may be contaminated with the bacteria.

Salmonella Heidelberg killed one person and sickened 76 others in 26 states appears to have been traced to ground turkey products.

Cargill said it has suspended production of ground turkey products at the processing facility until it can identify the source of the bacteria strain.

Infection with the Salmonella can cause people to develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection which usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

In severe cases, diarrhea may require hospitalization and, if the infection spreads from the intestines to the bloodstream and then elsewhere in the body. The aged, infants and people with impaired immune systems tend to be at highest risk.

for more information go to Cnn