Screen Shot 2011-08-04 at 10.57.49 PM.pngLynne Terry, the food poisoning lady of the Portland Oregonian, tells the horroe story of the Lee/ Mullen-Bagby family’s nightmare – “ground turkey … put their baby Ruby in the hospital for seven days in June.”

Ten months old and eating meat only for a few weeks, Ruby was sickened by salmonella-tainted ground turkey. She’s the only known case in Oregon and has recovered but an elderly woman in Sacramento County, California died in the outbreak. So far, 78 confirmed cases have been reported in 26 states from March to August.

On Wednesday, a subsidiary of Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., one of the top meat companies in the United States, recalled 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey in one of the largest meat recalls in U.S. history. All of the recalled meat was produced at an Arkansas plant, which is now shut while the company investigates the source of the contamination.

Mom, Melissa Lee and Dad, Brandon Mullen-Bagby will not be likely buying Cargill products – ever.