Ore. family files salmonella suit against Cargill
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The family of an Oregon child sickened by salmonella after eating a spaghetti and meatballs dinner her father made has sued Cargill, which recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey after an outbreak.
One death and dozens of illnesses have been linked to tainted ground turkey.
The suit filed in federal court in Portland says the girl ate the meat in early June, at the age of 10 months, and developed severe diarrhea, requiring as many as 20 diaper changes a day.
Cargill said in a statement that it has upgraded the safety precautions at its Arkansas turkey plant. A company spokesman says it is the second suit related to the outbreak.