No cases of salmonella from ground turkey in Wash.



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health says there have been no cases of salmonella in Washington state associated with the recent recall of ground turkey from Cargill Value Added Meats Retail.

Some of the recalled turkey was distributed in the state, but no illnesses related to that product have been reported. Consumers are advised to return any unused portion of the recalled meat to the stores where they bought it. Cargill products were distributed in Washington at Wal-Mart and WinCo.

Health officials note that thorough cooking and safe handling and preparation of meat and poultry will kill bacteria like salmonella.