Famous Brand Recalls 78,000 Pounds of Meat for Potentially Fatal Reason

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March 18, 2019Mar 18, 2019

One of the most famous brands in the world is recalling thousands of pounds of meat. According to reports, Butterball is issuing a recall for over 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products.

The turkey was prepackaged. The official list of impacted products can be found below:

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 issue is a massive one for the meat company. Their products were shipped nationwide and could be in the freezers of families all across America.

"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, have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses involving 5 case-patients from 2 states. Wisconsin collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from a residence where 4 of the case-patients live. The case patients and ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund isolates are closely related, genetically," reported the USDA.

Customers are urged to not consume the meat. They can return it for a full refund. Consumers are also urged to call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) with any questions.

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