WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses.

Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast.

Government officials say that even contaminated ground turkey is safe to eat if it is cooked to 165 degrees and handled properly before cooking.

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Comments (6)
  1. truth hurts says:

    3,00 0 died people…why is the government wasting taxpayer money “your money” on finding out the source of salmonella. I say let the “poor” people die in piece. We need less regulation and research. If a business wants to kill people, it’s their freedom. This is a “job killer” finding the source of salmonella. Why should we have government workers looking into this..private sector can take care of itself.

    Profits are always more important than a few dead people.

    1. KAy says:

      yes profits always have been and probably will always be more important than the general health and well being of American citizens. It’s up to every individual to weed through the false advertisements of the meat industry and make their own decisions on what is and what isn’t healthy for them. No longer can we believe what’s being told to us through mass media.

  2. Zelda says:

    I have an idea: stop eating these poor creatures, who suffer in crowded, filthy factory farms. Problem solved.

  3. KAy says:

    anyone else notice turkey burger commercials on TV now? Funny..never use to see them before.

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