Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey

Thursday, August 04, 2011

One person has died and at least 76 are ill after being exposed to a salmonella outbreak traced back to a Cargill meat production plant in Arkansas. Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey possibly tainted with Salmonella Heidelberg, a strain of the sickness that is resistant to antibiotics. This is believed to be the largest meat recalls in U.S. history.

William Neuman, business reporter for The New York Times, discusses the nature of outbreak and government's response.

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