Cargill issues new recall after more salmonella found in ground meat 

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WHO: Cargill Inc.

WHAT: The company announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month. The first outbreak sickened 107 people in 31 states, killing one person.

WHY IT’S AN OUTRAGE: The second recall is much smaller than the one issued Aug. 3 for 36 million pounds of meat, but the salmonella discovered Aug. 24 is the same strain tied to the earlier illnesses, according to the USDA.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: Ground turkey production at the plant has been suspended again while Minnesota-based Cargill looks at what other safety procedures might be needed, the company said. The second recall covers products distributed nationwide under the Kroger, Fresh HEB and Cargill’s Honeysuckle White brands, and they were made Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31.

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