This Week in Meat: Ground Turkey Recalled; Beef Fat Beauty Treatments; and Meaty Weekend Shenanigans

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This Week in Meat: Ground Turkey Recalled; Beef Fat Beauty Treatments; and Meaty Weekend Shenanigans
Twitter/<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/elliottjustin" target="_blank">Justin Elliott</a>

Ground Turkey Recalled for Second Time: Cargill Inc. recalled more than 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday, fearing that the meat may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall involves ground meat, patties, and chubs under the brandnames Kroger, Fresh HEB, and Cargill's Honeysuckle White.

This is the second salmonella-related recall in six weeks from the company, the first involving around 36 million pounds of ground turkey on Aug. 3. Needless to say, it’s a good time to stay away from turkey burgers. [CBS]

• Woman Injects Hot Beef Fat Into Face: An Illinois woman used the injections as a form of cheap facial surgery several times before dying of unrelated causes. Just because it didn't cause her death, however, doesn't mean it's a good idea. [CBS Chicago]

• Citarella Creates a 9/11 Memorial Out of Meat Products: One of the market's outpost in New York City constructed a tribute out of what looks like calamari and shrimp. [Twitter/Justin Elliot]

• Pig Island II Hit Governor's Island Last Weekend: New York farmers and chefs cooked up 80 locally-sourced pigs to make maple bacon sticky buns, pig's head tacos, pork belly, pork heads, pork snouts, and more. [Grub Street]

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