More than 100 now sick over tainted turkey - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

More than 100 now sick over tainted turkey

Over 100 people have now become sickened by salmonella after eating ground turkey. Experts say there are likely hundreds more cases that haven't been reported.

The Centers for Disease Control says 107 people have been infected and one person has died after eating the tainted meat.

On August 3 one of the largest turkey producers, Cargill, issued a recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

An investigation found their Arkansas plant is the likely source of the salmonella outbreak.

The tainted turkey should be out of stores, but may still be in consumers' homes.

The CDC advises consumers not to eat the meat that is part of the recall.

In many cases, salmonella can be prevented by using a meat thermometer to make sure meat reaches 165 degrees.

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly