MeatPoultry.com, August 3, 2011
Deadly Salmonella outbreak spreading: CDC
This article reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe that the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 76 people so far and killed at least one California resident is linked to contaminated ground
These illnesses date back to March, according to the article, when cultures of ground turkey from four retail locations “showed
contamination with the same strain of Salmonella,” possibly from the same factory. USDA has not issued a recall, claiming there is
little epidemiological information linking the illnesses conclusively to any specific product or establishment.
Meanwhile, the outbreak is spreading. According to the article, Michigan and Ohio reported the highest number of illnesses, with ten each.
Other states reporting Salmonella illnesses attributed to contaminated ground turkey are Texas, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania,
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska,
Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. There may be more cases as yet unreported.
What Can I Do?
More and more stores are carrying delicious Tofurky and Smart Deli vegan turkey slices and other wholesome veggie protein products. Check
out your local food stores and if these products are not yet on the shelf, urge the store manager to stock them. No cholesterol, low fat,
high protein, good taste, no Salmonella, NO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
For information, go to LightLife Foods at www.lightlife.com and Turtle Island Foods at www.Tofurkey.com. For delicious recipes, go to www.upc-online.org/recipes.