Butterball ground turkey recalled after 5 sickened in 2 states


    Butterball ground turkey recalled after 5 sickened in 2 states. (WWMT/Courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 78,164 pounds of ground turkey that could be contaminated with Salmonella.

    Butterball recalled the ground turkey products that were produced on July 7, 2018. The sell by or freeze dates of the products were from July 26, 2018.

    The agriculture department was concerned that some of the turkey may still be in a freezer after being purchased.

    The products under the recall have the establishment number of EST. P-7345 inside the USDA inspection mark.

    The recall was issued for:

    • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with natural flavoring, 85 percent lean – 15 percent 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 percent lean - 7 percent 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 percent lean – 15 percent 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 percent 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection were investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella after five people from two states were sickened.

    Common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within two days of eating a contaminated product. The illness lasts four to seven days and most recover without treatment. Older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems are at risk of severe illness.

    For more information about the recall visit the USDA website or call 1-800-288-8372.

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