Butterball Recalls 39 Tons of Ground Turkey Products Due to Salmonella Risk

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to a salmonella contamination.

The recalled product includes packages of:

  • 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.

The recalled products have a sell by date of July 26, 2018, but officials fear some people may still have them in their freezers. Since December, six people have become ill due to the products.

The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications. 

If you have eaten the recalled product and are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. 

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: CNN, “39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases”