Butterball recalls more than 14,000 pounds of turkey

The recalled items are the 2.5 pound “Farm to Family Butterball all natural Ground Turkey” trays with a best before date of October 18 and the three pound “Kroger Ground Turkey” trays with a best before date of October 17 October. These items were manufactured on Sept. 28, according to a press release from the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

FSIS, which said the turkey meat “may be contaminated with foreign matter,” urged consumers who bought it not to consume it. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said in a press release.

So far, the inspection service has not received any confirmed reports about consumers who are injured or sick from eating the turkey, the agency said.

“The health and safety of the people who enjoy our products is a top priority for Butterball, and we work hard to ensure our product safety program meets or exceeds government regulations,” the company told CNN Business in an email. “It’s important to note that the current research suggests that this is not a food safety concern under FDA guidelines.”


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