78,000 pounds of Butterball turkey recalled due to salmonella concerns


    Butterball is recalling more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with salmonella. (Photo Credit: USDA)

    Butterball is recalling more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with salmonella.

    The recall was announced by the USDA on Wednesday.

    The products were produced on July 7, 2018, with the following products 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 products being recalled have the establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

    These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

    The products could be contaminated with salmonella, FSIS said in a news release.

    The potential contamination was discovered by FSIS and several other organizations investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella.

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