Monday, February 26, 2024

Butterball ground turkey products recalled due to blue plastic contaminant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recalled around 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products from possible contamination of extraneous materials.

FSIS said blue plastic may be found in Butterball ground turkey products. The LLC operates out of Mount Olive, N.C., and the turkey was produced Sept. 28 and shipped worldwide. The contaminant was found due to a customer complaint, but not from injuries reported from consumption.

According FSIS, products being recalled include:

  • 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

Each product’s USDA mark of inspection will bear an establishment number “EST. P-7345.”

Anyone who has purchased these products should immediately throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Butterball Consumer Hotline at (800) 288-8372 or send food safety questions to the tollfree USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).

To report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, visit the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System, which can be accessed 24 hours a day at

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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