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Cargill Turkey Salmonella Link Spurs 36 Million-Ton Recall

Cargill Inc. is pulling back almost 36 million pounds (16,300 metric tons) of ground turkey -- one of the biggest recalls in U.S. history -- after a salmonella outbreak linked to one death and more than 70 illnesses in 26 states.

The Cargill Meat Solutions unit halted ground-turkey output at the Springdale, Arkansas, plant that may have produced tainted meat from Feb. 20 to Aug. 2, Wayzata, Minnesota-based Cargill said yesterday in a statement. The recall was prompted by an internal investigation and information from the government and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.