Butterball, LLC, a turkey producer based in Mount Olive, N.C., is recalling approximately 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The ground turkey items were produced on September 28, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:
- 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 October 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 October 17, 2021, and timestamps from 2314 through 2351 printed on the packaging.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when FSIS and Butterball received consumer complaints reporting pieces of blue plastic embedded in raw ground turkey produced by Est. 7345. There have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers and/or refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.