Cargill recalls tainted turkey

Salmonella is scary stuff. An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella? Even scarier.

One of such dangerous bugs has has killed one person and sickened 77 others in the past several months and is believed to have come from ground turkey products from a Springdale, Arkansas plant owned by Minnesota-based Cargill.

Cargill is one of the largest American producers of ground turkey and has suspended the product's production at the Springdale plant. Yesterday, the began recalling about 36 million pounds of ground turkey. To see which products are included, check the USDA's list.

The FDA had previously issued a "public health alert" reminding consumers to handle raw poultry carefully and cook it thoroughly.

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