Ground Turkey Recall: More Than 14,000 Pounds of Turkey Recalled for Possibly Containing Plastic


There’s a nationwide ground turkey recall affecting two major brands due to possible foreign matter contamination, according to an alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Specifically, Butterball, LLC is recalling 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may contain pieces of blue plastic. 

The ground turkey recall affects products under the Butterball and Kroger brand names. The recalled products include batches of two-and-a-half-pound trays of Farm to Family Butterball All Natural Ground Turkey (93% lean, 7% fat) with a sell- or freeze-by date of October 18, 2021, and a time stamp between 2123 and 2302 printed on the package). The other products covered in the recall are three-pound trays of Kroger Ground Turkey (85% lean, 15% fat) with a sell- or freeze-by date of October 17, 2021, and a time stamp between 2314 and 2351 printed on the package.

The recalled products are also stamped with an “EST. P-7345” stamp located inside the USDA mark of inspection on the package, as well as a case code of 50211271. (The FSIS has photos of the labels on their website.) 

All of the recalled ground turkey was produced at the same establishment on September 28, 2021, and shipped to grocery stores and retailers across the country. The FSIS and Butterball first learned about the issue from consumers, who reported finding pieces of blue plastic in their ground turkey products. However, to date, there have been “no confirmed reports” of someone suffering an injury eating one of the recalled products. 

If you have one of the recalled products in your fridge or freezer, you can either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. And if you think you ate ground turkey with pieces of plastic in it and aren’t feeling well, get in touch with a medical provider. 




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