RI Health Warns of Recall on Butterball Raw Ground Turkey Products
Friday, March 15, 2019
Rhode Island Department of Health is warning consumers that Butterball, LLC is recalling 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to possible Salmonella Schwarzengrund.
The prepacked raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018.
The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.
Federal officials and officials in Wisconsin have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses involving five case-patients from two states.
Wisconsin collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from a residence where four of the case-patients live.
The case patients and ground turkey Salmonella Schwarzengrund isolates are closely related, genetically.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.
The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts four to seven days.
Most people recover without treatment.
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