Ground Turkey Recall: Cargill Meat recalls ground turkey products due to possible Salmonella contamination

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Science, United States Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday, September 11, 2011 a ground turkey recall by a meat company in Arkansas.



Chubs of Fresh HEB Ground Turkey package
Image Credit: Cargill.com

As posted by FSIS on its official website that day, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation is voluntarily recalling about 185,000 pounds of ground turkey products due to possible Salmonella contamination.

According to the firm, the recalled products were based on pending positive match samples made last August 30, which were derived from bone-in parts, with no reports of related incidents.

FSIS emphasized that the product sample collected on August 24 were tested on their laboratory and proven to be positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

The affected products were said to have been produced on August 23, 24, 30 and 31 of 2011 and were distributed on retail stores across the US, which FSIS noted it as Class 1 recall, or high risk.

Below is the complete list of recalled ground turkey product, taken from Cargill.com, with each of them bears the establishment number “P-963” inside the USDA inspection mark.

Fresh Ground Turkey Chubs

* 16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh HEB Ground Turkey 85/15 (53858). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/12/2011, 09/13/2011, 09/19/2011 and 09/20/2011

* 16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey (55046). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/19/2011, 09/20/2011 and 09/21/2011

Fresh Ground Turkey Trays

* 19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey (50328). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/10/2011 and 09/12/2011

* 48.0 oz. (3 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85/15 (53150). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/17/2011, 09/18/2011 and 09/19/2011

* 48.0 oz. (3 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey Family Pack (53525). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/11/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/13/2011, 09/15/2011, 09/17/2011 and 09/18/2011

* 16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey (55093). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/11/2011

Fresh Ground Turkey Patties

* 16.0 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey Patties (50920). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/18/2011

* 16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Seasoned Turkey Patties Fresh 85/15 (53147). Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/17/2011

For more information, consumers are being advised to contact Cargill at toll free telephone number at 1-888-812-1646, or to visit their official website.



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