As I said in my post earlier today, the real source of Salmonella and E-Coli is not sprouts or tomatoes, or spinach, or cucumbers, it is manure. And here it is: Breaking news across the AP News Wire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened at least 76 others. Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast.
Sprouts get a lot of attention from government food safety experts and the media because they are a fresh, raw food that is germinated in conditions that are also ideal for germinating bacteria. That notwithstanding, the big numbers in salmonella have always come from poultry. Here are some of the most prominent Salmonella outbreaks in recent history.
1994 – Trucks hauled raw eggs and after that ice cream. 200,000 people were sickened by the ice cream contaminated from the eggs.
2007 – Undercooked pies (made with eggs) sickened people in 35 states
2008 – Poor kitchen practices led to cross contamination of foods
2009 – Processing plant contaminated peanuts causing sickness in 46 of the 50 U.S. States.
2010 – Contaminated Chicken feed caused the recall of 500 million eggs
2011 – 36 million pounds of contaminated ground turkey recalled
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention