After salmonella test, Cargill issues second ground turkey recall

    Cargill Inc., which recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey last month following a salmonella outbreak, has issued a second recall.

    A sample taken late last month found the same strain of salmonella, prompting a 185,000-pound recall, the Associated Press reports.

    Production stopped Aug. 2 after the initial outbreak was discovered. More than 100 people were sickened in 31 states, and one death was reported.

    No illnesses have been linked to the most recent recall. The company says it added two additional anti-bacterial washes to its processing process in Springdale, Ark., after the first recall. This recall comes from the same facility.

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    The meat was distributed nationwide under the Kroger, Fresh HEB and Cargill’s Honeysuckle White brands, has “P-963” or “963” on the packages and was made Aug. 23 and 24. Consumers can call 1-888-812-1646 for instructions on what to do. Pending positive salmonella tests, turkey made Aug. 30 and 31 will be recalled, too.

    Cargill has the complete list of product recalls with photos.

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