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Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of land turkey after 5 people sickened



North Carolina-based poultry producer Butterball, LLC voluntarily recalls about 78,164 pounds of raw turkey products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella according to an announcement Wednesday from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS, along with several public health partners, discovered possible contagion in the study of an outbreak of Salmonella disease involving five patients in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Four of the patients lived in the same Wisconsin residence, where officials gathered three butterball turkey samples that tested positive for the bacteria.

Minnesota residents tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella and also reported eating turkey, although the brand is unknown, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health.

  PHOTO: Some Butterball agricultural products involved in a voluntary recall are depicted in an image released by the company on March 13, 2019. Butterball
Some Butterball agricultural products involved in a voluntary recall are shown in an image released by the company on March 13, 2019.

According to Butterball's website, the current land turkey has a date of use or sale on July 26, 2018 and was sent to institutional and retail nationwide.

"Since these products were packaged nine months ago, it is highly unlikely that any product will be found in the stores, but it is possible that consumers can get a product in the freezers," says Christa Leupen, ABC News Newswriter.

Health managers warn anyone who can have butterballs in his freezer to check the date and discard any products that can be included in the recall.

The products covered by the recall include:

• 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing "BUTTERBALL every day Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN / 15% FAT)" with sell or freeze with date 7/26/18, lot 8188 and UPC codes 22655-71555 or 22655-71557 represented on label.

• 48-oz. plastic packing tray containing "BUTTERBALL every day Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN / 7% FAT)" with sell or freeze after date 7/26/18, lot 8188 and UPC code 22655-71556 which are represented on the label.

• 16-oz. plastic packing tray containing "BUTTERBALL every day Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN / 15% FAT)" with sell or freeze after date 7/26/18, lot 8188 and UPC code 22655-71546 which is represented on the label.

• 16-oz. plastic paper containing "BUTTERBALL every day Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN / 7% FAT)" with sell or freeze after date 7/26/18, lot number 8188 and UPC codes 22655-71547 or 22655-71561 represented on the label

• 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing "Kroger GROUND TURKEY FRESH 85% LEAN – 15% FAT" with sell or freeze after date 7/26/18, lot 8188 and UPC code 111141097993 represented on the label.

• 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing "MATLION 15% fat-colored turkey with natural flavors" with sell or freeze at date 7/26/18, lot 8188 and UPC code 3582609294 which are represented on the label.

USDA calls this a Class I recall, defined on the site as a "health risk situation where there is a reasonable likelihood that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health effects or deaths".

Consumption of Foods Containing Salmonella may cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial-born diseases, with symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food and lasting four to four hours. seven days.

Butterball says consumers with questions about the recall should call 1-800-288-8372 ext. 4 between 10 and 7 ET.


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