Cargill Recalls Some Workers

Ground Turkey Unit Still Shuttered

Posted: October 28, 2011 at 5:54 a.m.

About 40 of the 130 workers laid off earlier this month have been rehired to work at Cargill’s Springdale processing facility, according to spokesman Michael Martin.

By The Numbers

Turkey Facts

• 50 percent: Amount of ground turkey that can test positive for salmonella and still pass federal inspection.

• 165 degrees: Internal temperature for fully cooked turkey burgers needed to kill salmonella.

• 36 million: Pounds of ground turkey recalled by Cargill in August linked to Salmonella Heidelberg pathogen.

• $17 million: Estimated value of Cargill’s lost ground turkey production since Sept. 12.

Source: Staff Report

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