Salmonella outbreak illnesses climb to 107
August 12, 2011
by Eric Schroeder
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday raised the number of victims affected by a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in ground turkey to 107 from 78 as its total a week ago. The outbreak also has resulted in one death, and the scope of the outbreak now spans 31 states, up from 26 previously.
“Contaminated ground turkey is being recalled from grocery stores but may still be in consumers’ homes,” the C.D.C. said. “Consumers should check their homes for recalled ground turkey products and not eat them; restaurant and food service operators should not serve them.”
On Aug. 3, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., Springdale, Ark., recalled approximately 36 million lbs of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.