New information about the salmonella outbreak found in turkey

Published: Aug. 6, 2011 at 2:23 AM CDT|Updated: Dec. 14, 2014 at 3:02 AM CST
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Ground turkey that is blamed in the death of one person and for making 77 others sick, many of them hospitalized.   Thirty-six million pounds of ground turkey are now off store shelves nationwide since meat giant Cargill has ordered that massive recall. Products are believed to have come from a plant in Springdale, Arkansas.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says the tainted turkey may be the reason for a spotty salmonella outbreak in 26 states over the past six months.

Dr. Craig Conover said, "You can be sick for up to a week with fever, chills, aches, diarrhea. It can really be quite a hit when you sick with a salmonella infection.

Here in Lubbock, United and Wal-Mart say they've pulled the ground turkey in question. The turkey was sold under name brands like Honeysuckle, and Shady Brook Farms.

The ground turkey was sold in stores in the following states: Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

The ground turkey subject to the recall is marked with est. P-963 on the package.

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