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Colorado Warns People To Check For Recalled Turkey

DENVER (AP) – Colorado health officials are warning people to check any packages of ground turkey they may have to see if they’re included in a nationwide recall.

Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey linked to a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened others.

The turkey was sold under a number of brand names as well as packaged under the labels of supermarkets including Kroger and Safeway. All of the packages include the code “Est. P-963” in the USDA inspection mark.

Health department spokeswoman Lori Maldonado said Thursday that officials don’t know for sure whether any of the turkey was sold in Colorado but said it’s possible since the recall is so large. She said no cases have been linked to the outbreak here.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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