If there's Butterball Ground Turkey in your freezer, you'll probably want to check the dates and product code.  Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture are alerting consumers of a voluntary recall from Butterball, LLC in regards to some of their ground turkey products due to a possible salmonella contamination issue.

The actual production codes for the pre-packaged ground turkey dates back back to July 7, 2018.  Due to a production date that is now more than half a year ago, officials are urging potentially affected customers to check the packages they may have in their freezers.  The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. According to the manufacturer, these meat items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

According to the USDA, these are the products that are included as part of the recall:

  • 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.

To see scans of the labels of the affected products, click here.