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Oregon Family Sues Cargill Over Allegedly Tainted Turkey

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After a 10-month-old little girl got sick from eating allegedly Salmonella tainted ground turkey in her spaghetti and meatballs dinner, her family filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.

According to MSNBC, the antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella has been linked to one death, and over 100 illnesses across the country. 10-month-old Ruby Jane Lee suffered diarrhea and a high fever after eating the tainted turkey, and had to be hospitalized for a week once the bacteria entered her blood stream.

The lawsuit is one of the first of dozens filed after Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey products manufactured at the Springdale, Arkansas plant. Cargill has reportedly had numerous Salmonella and E. coli bacteria outbreaks over the past ten years. Cargill spokesperson Mike Martin said the company has improved it procedures to stop bacteria development and ensure food safety.

The lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, parents lost wages, and medical costs. disclaimer: This article: Oregon Family Sues Cargill Over Allegedly Tainted Turkey was posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 7:47 pm at and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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