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Butterball recalls ground turkey products

Published March 14. 2019 05:24AM

Butterball LLC, a Mount Olive, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday.

The prepacked raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018. The following products are subject to 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 products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS and public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, who had been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses involving five case-patients from two states. Wisconsin collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from a residence where 4 of the case-patients live. are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

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.

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