On March 14, 2019, the Center for Disease Control issued a food safety alert on Butterball Ground Turkey. The CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating a salmonella Schwarzengrund outbreak linked to these products which were shipped to retail and institutional locations.
Butterball recalled 78,164 pounds of the product due to potential salmonella Schwarzengrund contamination. The products were made on July 7, 2018 with the number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Six people from three states have been infected. One person was hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
If you have Butterball ground turkey, check your freezer for the number “EST. P-7345”. Do not eat the product if it is part of the recall. Throw it away or take it back to the store. Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have gotten ill from eating the product.
All ground turkey should be prepared carefully. The CDC has tips on how to prepare food safely.