Butterball recalls over 14,000 pounds of turkey



By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business

Ball of butter issued a reminder on more than 14,100 pounds of ground turkey products on Wednesday after consumers told food safety regulators they found pieces of blue plastic embedded in their raw ground turkey.

The recalled items are the “Farm to Family Butterball All Natural Ground Turkey” 2.5-pound platters with an expiration date of October 18, and the “Kroger Ground Turkey” three-pound platters with an expiration date. October 17. These items were produced on September 28, according to a press release from the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

FSIS, which said turkey meat “may be contaminated with foreign material,” urged consumers who purchased it to avoid consuming it. “These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said in a statement.

So far, the inspection service has not received any confirmed reports of consumers injured or ill while eating turkey, the agency said.

“The health and safety of the people who appreciate our products is a top priority for Butterball, and we work hard to ensure that our product safety program meets or exceeds government regulations,” the company told CNN Business in a statement. E-mail. “It is important to note that the ongoing investigation indicates that this does not represent a food safety concern according to FDA guidelines.”

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