Butterball, LLC has issued a recall of approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey for a possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled turkey was produced on July 7 and shipped nationwide and shipped to retailers nationwide. The turkey has an establishment number of EST. P-7345 inside the USDA mark of inspection and includes the following products:

  • 48-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring (85% Lean/15% Fat). It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC codes are 22655-71555 or 22655-71557.
  • 48-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring (93% Lean/7% Fat). It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC code is 22655-71556.
  • 16-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring (85% Lean/15% Fat). It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC code is 22655-71546.
  • 16-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Butterball everyday Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring (93% Lean/7% Fat). It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC codes are 22655-71547 or 22655-71561.
  • 48-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85% Lean – 15% Fat. It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC code is 111141097993.
  • 48-ounce plastic wrapped trays labeled as Food Lion 15% Fat Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring. It has a sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18. Lot code on the turkey is 8188, and the UPC code is 3582609294.

Labels of the recalled turkey can be viewed here.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging consumers to check their freezers for the recalled turkey. The affected turkey should not be consumed. It should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The symptoms usually last four to seven days with most people not requiring treatment, the FSIS said. In some cases, severe diarrhea can cause hospitalization. Elderly adults, infants, and people with weakened immune systems can develop more serious illnesses.

Individuals that are concerned about illness from the recalled product should contact their health provider.

The recall is part of a multi-state investigation by the FSIS that involves five cases of Salmonella in two states.