Winn-Dixie, Albertsons and IGA supermarkets in Florida received some of the ground turkey recalled last week by Cargill Meat due to possible salmonella contamination, federal officials said Thursday.
Walmart and Aldi were already identified as chains with Florida stores that received the recalled turkey, which was removed from store shelves nationwide last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not identified which stores in the chains were affected.
Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey that was processed from Feb. 20 to Aug. 2 at its poultry plant in Springdale, Ark., after inspectors found traces of the bacteria salmonella Heidelberg. That strain has proven resistant to antibiotics that kill salmonella infections.
One person died and 107 were reported sick in 31 states from eating contaminated Cargill turkey, health officials say. No illnesses have been reported in Florida. Hardest hit have been Texas, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.
Brands of turkey that were recalled include Honeysuckle White, Shady Brook Farms, Fit & Active and Giant Eagle. For a list of lot numbers and more information on the recall, contact Cargill at cargill.com/turkey-recall or 888-812-1646. Consumers can return recalled turkey for a refund.
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