Turkey recall: How it ranks with major food recalls

Cargill has recalled roughly 36 million pounds of ground turkey products distributed nationwide. How does that compare with past food recalls?

2. Egg recall – August 2010

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Buildings at the egg operations run by Wright County Egg on Highway 69, near Galt, Iowa, are shown Aug. 20, 2010. After an outbreak of salmonella in several states, investigators traced the problem to Wright County Egg, leading to one of the largest shell egg recalls in recent history. In December 2010, the facility was allowed to start shipping fresh eggs again.

Two Iowa egg companies – Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms – recalled some 500 million eggs after officials in California, Colorado, and Minnesota identified restaurants where patrons had recently fallen ill. Those cases were then linked to shell eggs and back to the two companies, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall involved distributors to the Lower 48 states, but there were no fatalities linked to the eggs. In October 2010, the FDA allowed Hillandale Farms to start shipping fresh eggs again. In December, Wright County Egg also got the green light to start shipping fresh eggs.

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