Ground Turkey Recall/ Food Safety System in U.S.

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Don’t touch that ground turkey! Last Wednesday, meat selling giant, Cargill, sent out one of the largest meat recalls in U.S. History.

Over thirty-six million pounds of ground turkey were called back- as they were found riddled with an anti-biotic resistant strain of salmonella. One person has died, and over seventy-six people have fallen sick.

This outbreak began in March, so why is the recall just occurring now? What makes this strain of salmonella different? What’s being done about it? Next on “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the issues with general food safety in the U.S. brought to the forefront by this massive meat recall. That and more on All Sides with Ann Fisher, 89-seven, NPR News.

Guests:

  • Sarah Klein (Staff Attorney, Center for Science in the Public Interest)
  • Beth Johnson (National Turkey Federation Government Affairs Consultant)
  • Tom Skinner (Center for Disease Control Representative)

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