September 24, 2011: Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Update News

Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit Help

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting individuals sickened in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to recalled ground turkey. We are ready to help you. If you believe that you were injured in this outbreak, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Salmonella Turkey Lawsuit, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274

CDC Update For Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

On September 14, 2011, the CDC announced that a total of 119 confirmed Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak cases linked to recalled Cargill ground turkey have been documented in 32 states.

The Salmonella Heidelberg infections were reported between February 27 and August 29, 2011, as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (3), California (6), Colorado (4), Georgia (2), Illinois (15), Indiana (1), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (12), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (1), Missouri (5), Nebraska (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (11), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (6), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (16), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (4).

This outbreak is unique in that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg is resistant to several commonly prescribed antibiotics, which could possibly result in a high number of hospitalizations and treatment failures.  One death has been reported.

36 million pounds of ground turkey was recalled on August 3, 2011, followed by a second recall for an additional 185,000 pounds turkey products on September 11, 2011.  Product samples taken at the Cargill meat plant tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.  The recalled products are all ground turkey and bear the establishment number "P-963" inside the USDA mark of inspection

Consumers are cautioned to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled turkey products, and to not eat the recalled product.  Restaurant and food service operators are reminded that they should not serve the recalled meat.

Salmonella Symptoms

Symptoms of Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometime bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food.

What You Can Do If You Suspect A Salmonella Infection – If you suspect that you may have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed ground turkey or handled ground turkey that may have been recalled.

Contact The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg for a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation

If you are diagnosed with Salmonella, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Salmonella Turkey Lawsuit, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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