Huge Turkey Recall


One of the largest meat distributors in the nation is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced Wednesday night that Cargill would recall fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, Ark., plant from Feb. 20 through Aug. 2, due to possible contamination from the strain of salmonella linked to at least 76 illnesses and one death.

All of the packages recalled include the code, "Est. P-963," though packages were labeled under many different brands including Honeysuckle White, Riverside Ground Turkey, Natural Lean Ground Turkey, Fit & Active Lean Ground Turkey, Spartan Ground Turkey and Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers.

The most common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 8 to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. It can be life-threatening to individuals with weakened immune systems.