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Lawsuits Filed and Questions Raised In Cargill Tainted Turkey Recall

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Arizona resident David Taber filed a lawsuit last week against Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, after he was hospitalized for several days because of salmonella infected turkey.

Today, after one recorded death, and 107 sicknesses caused by the tainted turkey, some people are asking why the government waited so long to alert the public about the salmonella outbreak. Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey on August 3, nearly five months after the first signs of a problem.

9 News in Colorado reports that the first sickness from tainted turkey occurred in March, and signs of a salmonella outbreak occurred in May. It was another two months before investigators for the Center for Disease Control linked the outbreak to the Cargill meat processing plant in Arkansas.

According to the lawsuit filed by Taber, the salmonella bacteria entered his bloodstream in June, causing sepsis, from which he is still recovering. The most common systems of salmonella poisoning occur within 72 hours of ingestion and usually cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. For those with a weakened immune system, the bacteria can be life-threatening.

Production at the Springdale plant has been suspended until the company and the CDC can pinpoint the cause of the outbreak.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Lawsuits Filed and Questions Raised In Cargill Tainted Turkey Recall was posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 7:47 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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