Thursday, August 4, 2011

A bad time for cows, chickens

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:20 PM

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  • Peter Smith

We're a little behind on this one, but since our readers like to eat ... I guess it's better late than never.

If have any ground turkey in your fridge, you'll wanna make sure that it is not any of the products listed below. If it is, you'll want to throw it out. Or return it, I guess — but don't eat it! Unless your idea of fun is suffering through a week of salmonellosis.

Ground turkey recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

DENVER— Approximately 36 million pounds of fresh and ground turkey have been recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation of Springdale, Ark. due to possible Salmonella Heidelberg contamination. Salmonella Heidelberg is a bacteria strain that is resistant to many antibiotics and often a challenge to treat.

“Although Colorado currently has no confirmed cases, the CDC and other states are investigating an outbreak in which 77 people have become ill, and one has died. Consumers are advised to check their refrigerators or freezers for the product and discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund,” said Alicia Cronquist, an epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within six to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and people with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

The following products subject to the nationwide recall bear the number P-963 inside the USDA inspection mark.

Ground Turkey Chubs - Use or freeze by dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

10 lb. chubs of Honeysuckle White Fresh Natural Lean Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
10 lb. chubs of Unbranded Ground Turkey w/ Natural Flavoring, 2-pack
80 oz. (5 lbs.) chubs of Riverside Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
10 lb. chubs of Natural Lean Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh Lean HEB Ground Turkey 93/7
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh HEB Ground Turkey 85/15
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
Four-1 lb. packages of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring, value pack
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey

85% Ground Turkey - Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey colored with paprika
19.2 oz. (1 lb. 3.2 oz.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey fresh 85/15
48.0 oz. (3 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85/15
20 oz. (1.25 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
48.0 oz. (3 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey Family Pack
16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
19.2 oz. (1.2 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White Seasoned Italian Style Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
20 oz. (1 lb. 4 oz.) trays of Safeway Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings 15% Fat

93% Ground Turkey - Use or freeze by dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey Family Pack
19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Fit & Active Lean Ground Turkey 93/07
19.2 oz. (1.2 lbs.) trays of Giant Eagle Ground Turkey Fresh & Premium Lean
19.2 oz. (1 lb 3.2 oz.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh Lean 93/7
20 oz. (1.25 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey

Ground Patties

16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey Patties with “use by” or “freeze by” dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11
16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Seasoned Turkey Patties Fresh 85/15, with “use by” or “freeze by” dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11
16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers with Natural Flavoring with “use by” or “freeze by” dates of 07/09/11, 07/10/11, 07/11/11, 07/15/11, 07/16/11, 07/21/11, 07/22/11, 07/24/11, 08/01/11 or 08/04/11

Frozen Ground Turkey - Production Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/2/11

16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Spartan Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
40 lb. Bulk Packed Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring for Food Service Use Only

For more information about the recall, visit Cargill.com/turkey-recall or call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.

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