img 0253 - Consumers warned about salmonella in ground turkeyThis week, ground turkey is being recalled around the country after an outbreak of salmonella.

On Wednesday, the Agriculture Department and Cargill announced it was recalling 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey produced by the Minnesota-based company’s Springdale, Ark., plant between Feb. 20 and Aug. 2. The turkey was possibly contaminated with a strain of salmonella now linked to 78 illnesses and one death in the United States.

Federal officials are urging stores and consumers to check the turkey on shelves and at home to make sure it is not part of the recall. Ground turkey has a long shelf life, so it may be either in stores or in people’s home freezers and refrigerators.

According to the Department of Agriculture, his recall is the third-largest meat recall ever. That’s some scary sh!t right there.

If you do buy ground turkey, take a look to make sure what you’re eating is okay. Or even better, try one of my favorite vegetarian chili recipes.

Spicy food cools you down, so feel free to pile on the chili powder and jalepenos!

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