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Salmonella Outbreak Leads to Recall

The culprit of a Salmonella outbreak appears to be ground turkey produced by Cargill Inc., according to news reports.

Cargill turkey meat is being linked to one California death and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses nationwide. Cargill is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

There is not a complete recall list yet, but according to its website, Cargill lists brands of raw turkey products including Marval, Honeysuckle White and RiverSide.

“California, which confirmed six cases of salmonella, is among several states with multiple cases of infection blamed on ground turkey. At least 10 people have been reported to be sickened in Ohio and Michigan and nine fell ill in Texas. At least 22 people have been hospitalized after becoming ill with the foodborne bacteria resistant to many commonly used antibiotics.”

As personal injury lawyer Everett, I’m saddened to hear about this Salmonella outbreak. I urge consumers to properly cook their ground meat and avoid cross contamination to prevent getting sick.

I urge anyone who purchased the recalled products to stop using it and throw it away. Consumers should also be careful when handling the cat food, as Salmonella could spread by cross-contamination. If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury attorney in Everett.