Butterball, LLC is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.
The recall covers 16-ounce and 48-ounce plastic wrapped trays of pre-packed raw ground turkey produced on July 7, 2018. They were were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide. The recall is part of an on-going investigation by FSIS and public health partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund.
So far there have been five reported illnesses from patients in two states. Wisconsin collected three intact Butterball ground turkey samples from a residence where four of the case patients live. The case patients and ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund isolates are closely related, genetically.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or have them returned to the place of purchase.