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Fans blow cooling air onto cages of live turkeys at the Cargill turkey processing plant in Springdale, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Cargill is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, Ark., plant from Feb. 20 through Aug. 2 due to possible contamination from the strain of salmonella linked to at least 76 illnesses and one death.

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Why did it take so long to recall tainted ground turkey?

Recall due to outbreak at Cargil processing plant

The first sickness was in March and the first signs of a salmonella outbreak appeared in May. Two months later, investigators linked the outbreak to ground turkey and a Cargill meat processing plant in Arkansas.

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