LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded a recall of ground turkey after more batches tested positive for Salmonella.
Cargill issued a voluntary recall of over 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday after a test sample at an Arkansas facility tested positive for Salmonella Heidelberg.
Last month, Cargill recalled 36 million pounds in the wake of a multi-state outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella, which was linked to the death of a 65-year-old Sacramento County woman.
U.S. Department of Agriculture said it had not found any illnesses caused by the latest recall.
Seventy-seven people in some 26 states reported the illness between March 1 and August 1, with Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California and Pennsylvania reporting the most cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
All of the packages recalled include the code "Est. P-963" on the label, according to Cargill.
The packages were labeled with many different brands, including Cargill's Honeysuckle White, HEB and Kroger.
A California Department of Public Health spokesman said that the death was one of two cases of the illness reported in Sacramento County.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside and San Diego counties have each reported one case of the salmonella strain.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert last week for frozen or fresh ground turkey, advising consumers to cook the meat until it reaches 165 Fahrenheit (74 Celsius) on a food thermometer.
The Salmonella Heidelberg strain behind the outbreak is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.
That antibiotic resistance can raise the risk of hospitalization or treatment failure in infected individuals, the CDC said.
Most people infected with Salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after exposure.
Illness usually lasts four days to one week and most people recover without treatment.
In some cases, individuals develop severe diarrhea that requires hospitalization. The infection may also spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and on to other parts of the body and can cause death without prompt treatment with antibiotics.
Older adults, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.
The CDC estimates that one in six people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food each year.
Foodborne illness is blamed for about 3,000 deaths annually.
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