My family eats a lot of ground turkey. My state was not mentioned as one of the affected areas but with 26 states affected, this is a huge recall!
Cargill, a major meat distributer, is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened at least 76 others. They are recalling both fresh and frozen turkey.
If you find the affected meat in your freezer return it to the store you purchased it for a full refund. All of the packages recalled include the code “Est. P-963″ on the label, according to Cargill. The packages were labeled with many different brands, including Cargill’s Honeysuckle White.
The states with the highest number sickened were Michigan and Ohio with 10 illnesses each, 9 reports in Texas, 7 in Illinois, 6 in California and 5 in Pennsylvania.
The remaining states affected include Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.