March 13, 2019: Butterball Turkey Product Recall Announced Due To Potential Salmonella Schwarzengrund Contamination

Butterball Turkey Product Recall Announced

Butterball, LLC, has recalled approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The recalled raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018, and bears establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled turkey products were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

The following products are subject to the Butterball Turkey Product 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.

Please see FDA Butterball Recall to view the product labels.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Recalled Butterball Turkey Product

Multiple public health agencies, including the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses. The CDC reports that as of March 14, 2019, six people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Schwarzengrund across 3 states, including North Carolina, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Illness onset dates range from December 19, 2018 to February 2, 2019.

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.

Contact your health care provider if you think you got sick from eating or handling the recalled ground turkey.  Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

CDC Advice For Restaurants, Retailers, and Consumers

The CDC advises that institutions, restaurants, and retailers should not serve or sell the recalled turkey products, and that food storage and freezers should be checked for the recalled turkey products. Retailers who received the recalled turkey products should contact their customers to alert them of the recall if possible.

Consumers are advised to check their homes for Butterball brand ground turkey labeled with the establishment number “EST. P-7345”. The CDC further advises that consumers “do not eat recalled ground turkey.”  The recalled product can be returned it to the place of purchase, or thrown away.

Contact your health care provider if you think you got sick from eating or handling the recalled ground turkey. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

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