KUZEY TEKS (CBSDFW.COM) – The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said some ground turkey products under the Butterball and Kroger brands have been recalled due to possible contamination.
The recall affects more than 14,000 pounds of ground turkey products. According to the FSIS, products “may be contaminated with foreign materials, particularly blue plastic.”
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The problem was discovered when consumer complaints came in reporting pieces of blue plastic embedded in some raw ground turkey products.
So far, there have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of the products, but FSIS is concerned that some of the turkey may be in consumers’ freezers and/or refrigerators.
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Anyone who buys products listed below they are not asked to consume. Products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
The aforementioned ground turkey products were produced on September 28, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:
- Trays containing 2.5lb “Farm-to-Family BUTTERBALL all-natural Ground Turkey” with case code 50211271, sell or freeze until 10/18/2021, and timestamps 2123 to 2302 are printed on the packaging.
- Tray containing 3 kilos “Kroger GROUND TURKEY” with case code 50211271, sell or freeze until 10/17/2021 and timestamps 2314 to 2351 printed on the packaging.
Products subject to recall organization number “EST. P-7345” is inside the USDA inspection mark and shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
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Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Butterball Consumer Helpline at 800-288-8372.