Butterball recalls more than 78,000 pounds of ground turkey due to salmonella concerns


    Butterball, LLC is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The recall was issued March 13, 2019. Image courtesy USDA

    Butterball, LLC issued a recall for approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products Wednesday. The company says the products may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the prepackaged raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018.

    The following products are included in the recall:

    • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC codes 22655-71555 or 22655-71557 represented on the label.
    • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71556 represented on the label.
    • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71546 represented on the label.
    • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC codes 22655-71547 or 22655-71561 represented on the label
    • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “Kroger GROUND TURKEY FRESH 85% LEAN – 15% FAT” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 111141097993 represented on the label.
    • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “FOOD LION 15% fat ground turkey with natural flavorings” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 3582609294 represented on the label.

    CLICK HERE to see the labels of the recalled products.

    The USDA says the recalled products have establishment number EST. P-7345 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to institutional and retail locations around the U.S.

    The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and other health partners discovered the possible Salmonella Schwarzengrund contamination while investigating an outbreak of illnesses in two states.

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from the home of one of the outbreak patents.

    Consuming food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

    The FSIS is asking the public to check their freezers for the recalled products.

    Anyone who purchased the products is advised to not consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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