Six people in the Twin Cities have been sickened with salmonella linked to organic eggs from an Owatonna, Minn., farm that sells to Lunds, Byerlys, Kowalski's and other markets and co-ops across the metro area.
Paul Walsh and David Shaffer
, October 26, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it's traced the contaminated eggs to the Larry Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, where tests confirmed the presence of salmonella. Farm owners are cooperating with the investigation and have issued a voluntary recall of the eggs.
"Some will say these tragedies confirm all that is wrong with how food is grown, distributed and sold in the U.S. and much of the developed world," Minneapolis columnist Eric Wieffering writes. "I'd argue the opposite: that the recalls prove that the U.S. food safety system works far better than most people give it credit for."
Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. View video report at bottom of article.
Once again, American families are wondering whether to eat a normally reliable, healthy food. This time it's ground turkey. It's been implicated in the latest food poisoning outbreak, one that has killed one person, in California, and sickened at least 76 others, including children. Why hasn't the government ordered a recall? It doesn't know the source of the salmonella that's causing the illness.
Tests show no traces of salmonella were found at a northern Idaho sprouts facility that was blamed for several cases of food poisoning. Moyee Springs' Evergreen Produce recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, which said the plant was linked to 25 cases of salmonella poisoning in people from Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and New Jersey.
The recalled jars were distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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