Butterball issues a nationwide recall for raw ground turkey products.

Butterball has announced a recall of select raw ground turkey products with a sell or freeze by date of July 26, 2018. The products may be contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria that causes food-borne illness. Common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever that occurs 12 to 72 hours after ingestion.

Courtesy of Butterball 

The recall includes 78,164 pounds of ground turkey that was probably packaged and sold around July 26, 2018.

Butterball is asking consumers to check their freezers for packages with the following UPC/batch codes:

  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC codes 22655-71555 or 22655-71557 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 22655-71556 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 22655-71546 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 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 by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 111141097993 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “FOOD LION 15% fat ground turkey with natural flavorings” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 3582609294 represented on the label.

If you have any of these products, throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased. There have been reports of illness from five patients in two states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA are investigating the outbreak. Consumers with questions can contact Butterball at 1-800-288-8372 ext. 4, or Ask Karen, the USDA’s virtual representative.

Here's another recent recall that affected ground beef! Read about it here.