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Consumer complaints of plastic in ground turkey leads Butterball to recall 7 tons

Butterball, LLC, of Mount Olive, NC,  is recalling 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement, the problem was discovered when FSIS and the establishment received consumer complaints reporting pieces of blue plastic…

Butterball, LLC, of Mount Olive, NC,  is recalling 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement, the problem was discovered when FSIS and the establishment received consumer complaints reporting pieces of blue plastic embedded in raw ground turkey produced by the plant labeled as Est. 7345.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers and/or refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to the recall notice.

Recalled products:

The ground turkey items were produced on Sept. 28, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2.5-lb. trays containing “farm to family BUTTERBALL all natural Ground Turkey” with the case code 50211271, a sell or free

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