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  • Six major food recalls

    Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:

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  • Lettuce recall: 90 cartons of romaine? Oops, 2,500.

    Lettuce recall: 90 cartons of romaine? Oops, 2,500.

    Lettuce recall for listeria initially mentioned only cartons destined for retail in a few states. True Leaf Farms now says lettuce recall involves nearly 2,500 cartons, mostly sold to restaurants, cafeterias, and other institutions in 19 states and Canada.

  • Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?

    Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?

    At least five lawsuits have already been filed against Jensen Farms, whose Rocky Ford brand of cantaloupe has been linked to a listeria outbreak. But as a family farm, it has limited capital.

  • Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall involves 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce in at least three western states with use by date of Sept. 29. California farm initiated lettuce recall after random check found listeria.

  • Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.

  • Despite listeria outbreak, cantaloupes safe to eat if…

    Despite listeria outbreak, cantaloupes safe to eat if…

    Worst listeria outbreak in more than a decade shines harsh light on safety of cantaloupes. They're safe to eat, scientists say, if consumers take steps to prevent spread of pathogens like listeria.

  • Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall issued in 17 states after officials find listeria in Jensen Farms melon. Cantaloupe recall involves 300,000 cases of fruit typically with green-and-white or gray-yellow-green stickers.

  • Turkey recall, part II: Are you affected?

    Turkey recall, part II: Are you affected?

    Turkey recall by food giant Cargill involves lean ground turkey branded Honeysuckle White, HEB, and Kroger. The action follows a huge Cargill turkey recall in August.

  • Ground beef recall: Is your ground beef on the list?

    Ground beef recall: Is your ground beef on the list?

    Ground beef recall: More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef sold at Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, and Krogers in the Southeast has been recalled by the USDA due to concerns over contamination.

  • Six major food recalls

    Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:

  • Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Cargill launched a voluntary recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey on Wednesday. The government’s investigation into the salmonella outbreak went through a lengthy research process in which results had to be confirmed.