Cargill recalls Salmonella-tainted ground beef
WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill Beef, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., yesterday announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of ground beef produced at the company''s Wyalusing, Penn., facility on May 25, 2012, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Enteritidis.
Cargill is initiating this recall as a result of its own investigation and information provided by federal health and regulatory agencies.
"Food borne illnesses are unfortunate and we are sorry for anyone who became sick from eating ground beef we may have produced," said John Keating, Cargill Beef president. "Ensuring our beef products are safe is our highest priority and an investigation is underway to determine the source of Salmonella in the animals we purchased for harvest and any actions necessary to prevent this from recurring."