Better check your refrigerators because Butterball just announced a recall for its ground turkey product. The food manufacturer is recalling just over 78,000 pounds of ground turkey due to possible salmonella contamination.

The raw turkey meat product was produced in July 2018 and sold under the Butterball label as well as two supermarket private label brands. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, five people from two states have become ill so far. The CDC and officials in Wisconsin continue to investigate.

Here is a list of the affected products and their label information:

  • 48 oz. tray package “Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring.” 85% Lean. UPC codes: 22655-71555 or 22655-71557. Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.
  • 48 oz. tray package “Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring.” 93% Lean. UPC codes: 22655-71556. Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.
  • 16 oz. tray package “Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring.” 85% Lean. UPC codes: 22655-71546. Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.
  • 16 oz. tray package “Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring.” 93% Lean. UPC codes: 22655-71547 or 22655-71561. Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.
  • 48 oz. tray package “Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85% Lean – 15% Fat.” UPC Code: 111141097993 . Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.
  • 48 oz. tray package “Food Lion 15% fat ground turkey with natural flavorings.” UPC Code: 3582609294 . Lot 8188 and Sell By/Freeze by date of 7/26/18.

If you purchased these products and they are still in your freezer, health authorities advise to throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. The recall is nationwide. Learn more by clicking on the video below!

Do you believe you have this ground turkey product in your freezer? Are you someone who keeps up with food recalls? Do you have concerns about the number of salmonella outbreaks each year?

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USDA