Turkey Recall Hits Casper

by Taylor Viydo, tviydo@k2tv.com 
 
 
 
 

Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey in wake of a salmonella outbreak across the country that has killed one person and sickened 76 more. The move has been heralded as one of the largest meat recalls in US history. 
 
While no confirmed cases of salmonella have been reported in Wyoming, illnesses were reported in both Nebraska and South Dakota. 
 
Despite the Cargill turkey being labeled under different brands, all of the recalled packages are coded as "Est P-963." The most common branding of the meat is "Honey Suckle White."

One viewer called K-2 reporting that she had purchased a package of the tainted turkey and was planning on returning it.

K-2 contacted local grocery stores and inquired if they sold Cargill turkey products:
  • Walmart confirmed they were selling "Honey Suckle White" turkey, and it has since been taken off the shelves.
  • Albertsons said they do not carry any Cargill products.
  • Safeway managers offered no comment.
  • Smith's managers offered no comment. 
 
Store brands for both Safeway and Kroger, which owns Smith's, were listed in the USDA recall.