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Yesterday, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Springdale, AR) recalled approximately 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen raw, ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

The drug-resistant strain is responsible for one death and at least 77 illnesses in 26 states across the USA since the beginning of March.

Cargill has sent recall notices to its customers, and retail chains are responding. Following is a list of grocery and supermarket chains that are affected by the Cargill recall. For additional stores affected by this recall, please refer to the USDA’s retail distribution list, referenced below.

  • ALDI.- Fit & Active fresh ground turkey product (19.2 ounce white tray pack with a UPC code of 041498180324)
  • Baker’s.- See news release for details.
  • Big Y.- Shady Brook Fresh Turkey Burgers, 16 oz (Use or Freeze By: 07/09/11, 07/10/11, 07/11/11, 07/15/11, 07/16/11, 07/21/11, 07/22/11, 07/24/11, 08/01/11, or 08/04/11)
  • Brookshire’s food & pharmacy.- Honeysuckle 93/7 Ground Turkey Tray packed 1.2 lb (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 0062205501045; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Patties (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205509201; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Chub 16 oz (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205546077; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Chub 16 oz frozen (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00038057500914; Honeysuckle 85/15 Ground Turkey Tray packed 3 lb (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205535255.
  • Buehler’s Fresh Foods.- Honeysuckle Ground Turkey – fresh and frozen
  • City Market.- See news release for details.
  • Dillons.- See news release for details.
  • Food 4 Less.- See news release for details.
  • Foods Co.- See news release for details.
  • Fry’s.- See news release for details.
  • Gerbes.- See news release for details.
  • Giant Eagle.- Honeysuckle and Giant Eagle brands of ground turkey. Please see Giant Eagle web site for complete list.
  • Giant Stores.- Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers with Natural Flavorings, 16-oz. (Best if use by dates 7/9/2011; 7/16/2011; 7/24/2011; & 8/1/2011).
  • Hannaford.- Shady Brook Fresh Turkey Burgers, 16 oz., UPC #7232200309.
  • H-E-B.- (Affected products not specified).
  • Hilander.- See news release for details.
  • Hy-Vee.- Honeysuckle White brand fresh ground turkey sold in trays or rolls, as well as fresh ground turkey purchased from the service meat case (Use or Freeze By” dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11).
  • Ingles Supermarkets.- Honeysuckle White brand: Item #93280 85% Lean Ground Turkey Meat; Item #93281 93% Lean Ground Turkey Meat; Item #93450 Ground Turkey patties (‘Use or Freeze By’ dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11).
  • Jay C.- See news release for details.
  • King Soopers.- See news release for details.
  • Kroger.- See news release for details.
  • Meijer.- Locations in MI, IL, KY, IN and OH
  • Owen’s.- See news release for details.
  • Pay Less.- See news release for details.
  • Price Chopper.- Shady Brook Farms Turkey Burgers (UPC 7232200307, 7232200309)
  • Ralphs.- See news release for details.
  • Randalls.- Safeway Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings – 15% Fat (Use or Freeze By dates of 03/12/11 through 04/30/11).
  • Scott’s.- See news release for details.
  • Shop-Rite.- Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers, 16 oz., UPC 07232200309. All recalled products bear the Establishment #P-963 with use or freeze by dates of July 9, 2011; July 10, 2011; July 11, 2011; July 15, 2011; July 16, 2011; July 21, 2011; July 22, 2011; July 24, 2011; August 1, 2011; and August 4, 2011.
  • Smith’s (Arizona, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, NV only).- See news release for details.
  • Stater Bros.- Locations in California.
  • Super1Foods.- Honeysuckle 93/7 Ground Turkey Tray packed 1.2 lb (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 0062205501045; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Patties (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205509201; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Chub 16 oz (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205546077; Honeysuckle Ground Turkey Chub 16 oz frozen (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00038057500914; Honeysuckle 85/15 Ground Turkey Tray packed 3 lb (batch/lot – use or freeze by dates 2/20/11 through 8/23/11), UPC 00642205535255.
  • Tom Thumb.- Safeway Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings – 15% Fat (Use or Freeze By dates of 03/12/11 through 04/30/11).
  • U.S. Foodservice.- A small number of foodservice customers were affected.
  • Walmart Stores.- (Affected products not specified)
  • WinCo Foods.- Honeysuckle ground turkey products

The following grocery chains are unaffected by this recall:

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has posted a retail distribution list, which will be updated as more information is given to the agency by Cargill.

The California Department of Public Health has posted a retail distribution list of all grocery stores in the state that are involved in the recall.

Please check back with eFoodAlert periodically, as I shall continue to update this list.

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