More than 14,000 pounds of ground turkey products are being recalled over fears that they might be contaminated with plastic, according to the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Butterball, LLC issued the recall for its ground turkey products sold at specific BJ s and Kroger stores under the Farm to Family and Kroger brands.
The recall impacting a limited quantity was prompted by the potential presence of small pieces of hard blue plastic, according to Butterball.
The recalled products can be identified by the establishment number EST. P - 7345, located inside the USDA state of inspection mark.
Concerns arose after FSIS and the establishment received consumer complaints reporting pieces of raw ground turkey embedded with blue plastic, according to the FSIS recall notice.
This triggered an internal investigation, according to Butterball.
No other Butterball products are included in this recall and the current investigation indicates that this does not represent a food safety hazard as defined by FDA guidance, Butterball said in a statement.
To date, there have been no reported injuries connected to recalled products, although consumers who are concerned should contact a healthcare provider, FSIS said.
Butterball is however asking consumers to check their refrigerators or freezers for these specific products.