Company Recalls 36 Million Pounds Of Possibly Salmonella-Tainted Ground Turkey

Salmonella-tainted turkey has killed one person and sickened dozens of others, leading Arkansas-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation to recall 36 million pounds of possibly dangerous ground turkey.

Now would be a good time to go through your refrigerator and freezer and check for the establishment number “P-963″ inside the USDA inspection mark, which signifies recalled packages. The USDA recommends returning the turkey, which was sold at retail nationwide, to the place it was purchased.

The agency offers the following advice to prevent salmonellosis and foodborne illnesses:

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry, and cook poultry–including ground turkey–to 165° F, as determined with a food thermometer.

Arkansas Firm Recalls Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination [USDA]

Previously: CDC: One Dead, 76 Sick, From Salmonella-fied Ground Turkey