Butterball recalls ground turkey after Wisconsin Salmonella outbreak

Published: Mar. 14, 2019 at 1:26 PM CDT
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An outbreak of Salmonella infections has been linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

An investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who were infected with the same strain of Salmonella.

DHS collected three samples of leftover raw ground turkey from a home where the Wisconsin patients live. The leftovers tested positive for the outbreak strain.

Butterball is recalling 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products in response to the outbreak.

The products read “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

for the entire list of recalled Butterball products.

Wisconsin health officials say people who have purchased Butterball ground turkey should check to see if it is part of the recall and throw away any leftovers.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, cramps and fever. It typically lasts four-to-seven days. Most people will recover from the illness. However, it can be serious for people with weakened immune systems, older adults and children.