MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. — Butterball is recalling about 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall WednesdayThese are the items produced on September 28th.
Recall the following products:
- 2.5-lb. trays containing “farm to family BUTTERBALL all-natural Ground Turkey” with the case code 50211271, a sell or freeze by date of 10/18/2021, and timestamps from 2123 through 2302 printed on the packaging
- 3-lb. tray containing “Kroger GROUND TURKEY” with the case code 50211271, a sell or freeze by date of 10/17/2021, and timestamps from 2314 through 2351 printed on the packaging
These items were shipped nationwide to retailers. They bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
It is a good idea to throw out any products purchased by consumers. They should be thrown away, or returned to the original purchase.
Officials added that they’re concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers and/or refrigerators.
FSIS claims that the extraneous matter problem was discovered by consumers who complained about blue plastic pieces embedded in raw turkey. FSIS says there have yet to be any reports of injuries caused by consumption of these products.
It is a good idea to seek medical attention if you are concerned about any injury or illness.
Butterball Consumer Hotline can be reached at (800) 288-8370 if consumers have any questions regarding the recall.