39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential salmonella contamination, the North Carolina-based company said in a...

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 7:23 AM

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential salmonella contamination, the North Carolina-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Eating or handling contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Since December, six cases of illness from salmonella Schwarzengrund have been reported in three states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Carolina, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One person was hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

The cases are not related to a previous multistate salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products.

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service noted that the prepacked raw ground turkey was produced July 7 and that all the recalled products have a use- or sell-by date of July 26, 2018. The recalled products were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide, according to the USDA. Most of the potentially contaminated products carry the Butterball brand, but two lots are branded Kroger and Food Lion.

"Because these products were packaged nine months ago, it is highly unlikely any of the product will be found in retail stores, but it is possible that consumers may have product in their freezers," Butterball spokeswoman Christa Leupen said.

Diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours are the most common symptoms of a salmonella contamination. Most people recover without treatment from the illness, which usually lasts four to seven days. In some people, though, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

Infants, older adults and people with weakened immune systems, such as those undergoing cancer treatment, are more likely to develop a severe illness. Anyone concerned should contact a health care provider.

Butterball is working with the USDA and state health departments to encourage people to check their freezers for any of these products and to dispose of them.

It is important to follow safe handling and cooking instructions when serving turkey. Always wash your hands, cooking utensils and surfaces thoroughly and avoid cross-contamination with other foods. The USDA recommends that you cook turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, as measured by a food thermometer. And, to prevent food safety problems, refrigerate promptly.

Impacted products will be dated July 26, 2018, and bear the establishment number "EST. P-7345" inside the USDA mark of inspection, while carrying these UPC code/batch codes:

Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71546;

Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 93% Lean / 7% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71561;

Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71555;

Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71557;

Kroger Fresh Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 111141097993;

Food Lion 15% Fat Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 3582609294;

Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 93% Lean / 7% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71556;

Butterball All Natural Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71547.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 294994

Reported Deaths: 6681
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19660230
Hinds18785386
Harrison16679278
Rankin12675264
Jackson12575226
Lee9683160
Madison9448199
Jones7945146
Forrest7204136
Lauderdale6833226
Lowndes6021137
Lamar587680
Lafayette5730113
Washington5218130
Bolivar4608123
Oktibbeha440993
Panola430394
Pearl River4159130
Warren4126114
Pontotoc408769
Marshall403192
Monroe3988126
Union395174
Neshoba3800168
Lincoln3539102
Hancock346974
Leflore3374118
Sunflower318386
Tate302474
Pike300095
Scott293670
Alcorn291761
Itawamba289675
Yazoo288762
Tippah278565
Copiah277757
Coahoma277568
Simpson274778
Prentiss269758
Wayne253741
Marion252578
Leake252471
Covington248879
Grenada247377
Adams234277
George231745
Newton229452
Winston221675
Jasper213245
Tishomingo212165
Attala206569
Chickasaw201151
Holmes181870
Clay179150
Stone172429
Tallahatchie170539
Clarke169371
Calhoun157828
Smith152731
Yalobusha144836
Greene127633
Walthall124140
Noxubee122829
Montgomery122238
Perry121634
Lawrence120221
Carroll118125
Amite111333
Webster110630
Jefferson Davis101731
Tunica99023
Claiborne98429
Benton93324
Humphreys92827
Kemper90123
Quitman77114
Franklin76019
Choctaw69516
Wilkinson62426
Jefferson62327
Sharkey48817
Issaquena1676
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 493252

Reported Deaths: 9929
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson709861374
Mobile36108725
Madison32405455
Tuscaloosa24110410
Montgomery22565500
Shelby21929215
Baldwin19732283
Lee14961153
Morgan13659251
Calhoun13275286
Etowah13176319
Marshall11261209
Houston10086261
Elmore9376185
Limestone9359134
Cullman8891181
St. Clair8822223
Lauderdale8603211
DeKalb8446175
Talladega7517163
Walker6518255
Jackson6492102
Autauga626491
Blount6097127
Colbert6001118
Coffee5245102
Dale4640107
Russell404730
Franklin399177
Covington3957106
Chilton3870100
Escambia377472
Tallapoosa3585142
Clarke343650
Chambers3410110
Dallas3403141
Pike293372
Lawrence282984
Marion281895
Winston246767
Bibb245060
Geneva239670
Marengo235855
Pickens224654
Barbour211551
Hale209768
Fayette200256
Butler196166
Henry182441
Cherokee177038
Monroe166139
Randolph163640
Washington156535
Clay144354
Crenshaw144354
Macon142043
Cleburne137739
Lamar132833
Lowndes131051
Wilcox121825
Bullock116936
Conecuh106724
Perry105527
Sumter98331
Coosa88823
Greene87632
Choctaw55023
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 45°
Columbus
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 41°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 37°
Starkville
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 41°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather