Tainted Turkey May Be Culprit in Recent Salmonella Outbreak

By on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

According to a story in the Business Day section of today’s New York Times, an outbreak of salmonella that killed one California resident and sickened nearly 80 more across 26 states may be traceable to ground turkey manufactured in a yet-to-be-named plant from the company Cargill, who own Shady Brook Farms and Honeysuckle White turkey producers, in addition to a plethora of other food, home, and manufacturing companies.  The Center for Disease Control, who began investigating claims from last March, found that in all cases those infected had eaten ground turkey days prior to falling ill. Meanwhile, the U.S.D.A has issued an alert urging consumers to cook ground turkey thoroughly, while the C.D.C. continues to search for the source of the problem.

Written by Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto, Toque's East Coast editor, is a food, wine, spirits and travel writer for books and magazines.

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