Butterball recalls 14,000 pounds of ground turkey sold at BJ’s and Kroger stores

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Butterball is recalling greater than 14,000 pounds of ground turkey merchandise sold nationwide as a result of they might comprise small items of arduous blue plastic.

The ground turkey gadgets have been produced on September 28, 2021, at the Butterball facility in Mt. Olive, North Carolina, in response to a notice posted Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS. The 675,000-square-foot plant exterior Raleigh is the biggest turkey processing plant on this planet, processing 17 million turkeys a year, in accordance to Butterball.

The downside was found after FSIS and Butterball acquired shopper complaints about plastic embedded in uncooked turkey meat, the federal company stated. 

Recalled Butterball ground turkey product.

Butterball

No accidents have been reported. 

Butterball’s recall entails ground turkey sold below the Farm to Family and Kroger manufacturers at particular BJ’s and Kroger retail stores, the Garner, North Carolina-based producer of turkey and different poultry merchandise, stated in a separate statement. 

Recalled Butterball ground turkey product.

Butterball

The following merchandise are being recalled:

  • 2.5-pound packages of Farm to Family ground turkey sold solely at BJ’s stores with a promote or freeze-by date of November 18, 2021, and time stamps of 2123 by means of 2302 and P-7345  on the aspect. 
  • 3-pound packages of Kroger model ground turkey with a promote or freeze by date November 17, 2021, and timestamps of 2314 by means of 2351 and P-7345.

Consumers ought to verify their freezers and fridges for the recalled turkey and discard or return any merchandise to the place of buy, in response to FSIS and Butterball, a subsidiary of Seaboard Corp., a multinational agribusiness based mostly in Merriam, Kansas. 

Consumers with questions concerning the recall can name 1-800-288-8372 ext. 6 for extra info. 

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