WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Oct. 13 that Butterball LLC is recalling approximately 14,107 lbs of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with blue plastic. The products were produced at the Mount Olive, NC, facility on Sept. 28, 2021.
The ground turkey products that are being recalled, which were shipped to retail locations nationwide, bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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 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.
The problem was discovered when FSIS and Butterball received consumer complaints about pieces of blue plastic in the raw ground turkey. There have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products.