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Recall: Ground Turkey Containing Bits of Hard Blue Plastic

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Oct.15, 2021 -- Butterball, under the Farm to Family and Kroger brand names, has recalled certain 2½- and 3-pound trays of ground turkey that could contain small pieces of hard blue plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

These recalled products were produced on Sept. 28:

  • 2½-pound ground turkey packages with the label “Farm to Family Butterball All Natural Ground Turkey” sold at BJ’s stores with the product code number 2265571588. The products have a sell- or freeze-by date of Oct. 18, and a time stamp on the side of the tray reading between 2123 and 2302. The items have “EST. P-7345” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.
  • 3-pound packages of Kroger brand 85/15 ground turkey with the product code number 1111097993. The products have a sell- or freeze-by date of Oct. 17, and a time stamp on the side of the tray between 2314 and 2351. The items have “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Butterball is working with the USDA to make sure these products are no longer sold in stores but asks customers to check and see whether they have recalled products in their refrigerators or freezers.

All recalled products should be thrown away immediately or returned to the store.

Butterball, a poultry company based in Garner, NC, issued the recall after receiving a customer complaint of small pieces of plastic in raw ground turkey products.

No injuries have been reported.

Swallowing plastic could be harmful, especially if it contains dangerous chemicals. If you think you may have eaten the contaminated products and you have symptoms like choking, a hard time breathing, or vomiting, contact your doctor or another health care professional right away.

For more information or answers to questions about the recall, you can call the Butterball Consumer Hotline at 800-288-8372.

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News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

News release, Butterball LLC.

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