Federal officials are worried that some of the recalled turkey meat contaminated with Salmonella could still be in consumer's homes, according to news reports.
"We're urging people to check packaging on any ground turkey in their homes and not to eat ground turkey that was part of the recall," Chris Braden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, said Thursday. "Ground turkey has a long shelf life."
Cargill turkey meat is being linked to one California death and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses nationwide. Cargill is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey.
There is not a complete recall list yet, but according to its website, Cargill lists brands of raw turkey products including Marval, Honeysuckle White and RiverSide.
As personal injury lawyer in Moncks Corner , I'm saddened to hear about this Salmonella outbreak. I urge consumers to properly cook their ground meat and avoid cross contamination to prevent getting sick.
I urge anyone who purchased the recalled products to stop using it and throw it away. Consumers should also be careful when handling the food, as Salmonella could spread by cross-contamination. While we don't handle this kind of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact a Moncks Corner personal injury lawyer who can help.