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Sunday
Sep112011

Cargill Recalls 185,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Due to Salmonella

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WICHITA, Kan.) -- Cargill announced Sunday that it was voluntarily recalling an additional 185,000 pounds or so of fresh ground turkey products due to possible salmonella contamination.

This latest recall comes after the company issued one earlier last month involving approximately 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey products that were produced in Springdale, Arkansas -- the same facility affected in Sunday's recall.  The plant was shut down following the Aug. 3 recall but had since been reopened for production.

The new products in question were made at the Springdale plant on Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31.  In reviewing the facility following the previous recall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture still found low levels of salmonella, spurring Cargill to flag the additional turkey products.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are acting quickly in response to USDA’s sample testing," said Steve Willardsen, president of Cargill’s turkey processing business.  "Although there are no known illnesses associated with this positive sample, it is the same Salmonella Heidelberg strain that resulted in our voluntary recall on Aug. 3, 2011."

"As a result of this latest USDA test result, we have suspended ground turkey production at our Arkansas facility," Willardsen added.

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Monday
Nov152010

Smoked Turkey Products Recalled

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A Texas company that produces hickory-smoked meats is recalling about 2,609 pounds of turkey breast products after they may have been contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

New Braunfels Smokehouse, based in New Braunfels, Texas sells several ready-to-eat meat and jerky products. The recalled turkey items were produced on Aug. 4 and sold nationwide through catalog and online sales.

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can cause high fevers, headaches and nausea. It can sometimes cause deadly infections in elderly people, infants and those with weakened immune systems.

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends using precooked or ready-to-eat food soon after you purchase them to lower the risk of Listeria growing in the refrigerator.

The New Braunfels turkey products in the recall include:
-  one-pound packages of Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey with label package code 2210
-  four-to-six-pound packages of Honey-Glazed Spiral Sliced Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Boneless Breast of Turkey with label package code 2180
-  four-to-six-pound whole breast packages of Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast with label package code 2210
-  four-to-six-pound whole breast packages of Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast with label package code 2180 or 2210

The packages includes the code, P-975 inside the USDA mark of inspection seal.  To find out more about the recall, call 800-537-6932.

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