Butterball recalls 78,000 pounds of ground turkey over salmonella concerns

A recall has been issued for 78,164 pounds of Butterball’s raw ground turkey products over salmonella concerns.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Wednesday, saying the prepacked raw ground turkey was shipped nationwide and was produced on July 7, 2018.

The following products are subject to 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.

The ground turkey also has the establishment number, “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Regulators said the meat would be tainted with Salmonella schwarzengrund after a recent outbreak sicked five people from two states. In Wisconsin, three Butterball ground turkey samples were taken from a home where four of the patients resided.

“The case-patients and ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund isolates are closely related, genetically,” according to the USDA notice. “FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

The full recall can be found here