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Magazine Cautions Against 10 ‘Dirtiest’ Foods

The popular Men’s Health magazine is the latest to weigh in with a list of dangerous foods, along with information on how to increase their safety if you are still inclined to eat them. The Men’s Health list includes the 10 most often contaminated foods that are likely to be popular with its readers. The… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Was Costly Quarter for Cargill

Minneapolis-based Cargill is out with an earnings report showing the recall of 18,000 tons of ground turkey and the associated plant closure coincides with one of its “weakest quarters” ever for its meat business. Cargill said it earned $100 million from continuing operations for the fiscal 2012 quarter ended Nov. 30, 2011 but it represents… Continue Reading

Salmonella Lurks From Farm to Fork: Part 3

Outbreaks from Salmonella-contaminated ground turkey killed one person and sickened nearly 90 others in 28 states this year, highlighting the dangers associated with a product increasingly popular with consumers as an alternative to ground beef. Producers are not required to keep poultry with salmonella bacteria off the market. The government considers some contamination inevitable and… Continue Reading

CDC: Cargill Ground Turkey Outbreak Has Ended

The national outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infection traced to Cargill ground turkey is apparently over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The seven months-long outbreak, which resulted in a massive recall — the largest-ever Class I food recall in the U.S. — poisoned 136 people in 34 states. A California man died… Continue Reading

Ground Turkey Outbreak Leads to Cargill Layoffs

A Salmonella outbreak traced to Cargill Inc. ground turkey has claimed 130 more victims – workers laid off at the company’s Springdale, Ark, processing plant. “We have people who don’t have any work,” Cargill spokesman Mike Martin told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Minnesota-based meat company, which employs a total of 1,200 people at the… Continue Reading

Cargill Ground Turkey Outbreak Toll Climbs to 129

Ten more cases and two more states have been added to the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak associated with Cargill ground turkey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The outbreak, which prompted the largest Class I recall in history, has so far spread over 34 states, sickening 129 and killing a California man. In… Continue Reading

Cargill Ground Turkey Positive for Outbreak Strain

A sample of ground turkey from Cargill’s Sept. 11 recall of 185,000 pounds of ground turkey tested positive for the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak strain (XbaI PFGE pattern 58/BlnI pattern 76), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Tuesday. In updating the earlier recall notice with confirmation of the outbreak… Continue Reading

Ground Turkey Outbreak Toll Climbs

At least 119 people in 32 states have been stricken with Salmonella Heidelberg infections linked to Cargill ground turkey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest outbreak update. One person has died. Cargill recalled nearly 136 million pounds of ground turkey products on August 3 from its Springdale, AR plant…. Continue Reading