(WWBT) – People in more than half of the states across the country have reported cases of food poisoning. A salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey is likely to blame. A spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control says that at least 77 people in 26 states have gotten sick. One person in California has died. This strain of salmonella is believed to have the potential for more trouble. Authorities have issued a massive recall of ground turkey linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation. The products involved are their ground turkey products. The packages include P-963 on the label. Representatives from the company say they're working with the USDA to address the matter. But food safety experts aren't taking any chance. They advise the public to cook their meat thoroughly to kill all harmful bacteria. We called around to several grocery store meat departments in our area, none sold the products specifically listed within the recall. Cargill has voluntarily recalled 36 million pounds of its ground turkey allowing customers to return items to stores where they purchased the products.
For more information about the recall, visit http://www.cargill.com/news-center/news-releases/2011/NA3047807.jsp