Cargill Hit With Suit Over Salmonella Infection

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A man slapped Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. with a suit Friday in Arkansas federal court alleging its ground turkey gave him salmonella poisoning, two days after the company recalled 36 million pounds of the product.

The complaint says salmonella-contaminated turkey processed at Cargill's Springdale, Ark., facility was responsible for 38-year-old Arizona resident David Taber's life-threatening infection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 29 fingered salmonella-contaminated ground turkey as the culprit behind a recent death and 77 illnesses across the country. In announcing its recall Wednesday,...
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