Butterball http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/ en Media Inquiries http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/media-inquiries <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Media Inquiries</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/526" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andrew.young</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/22/2021 - 15:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Are you a member of the media looking to get in touch with a Butterball? Please email us at <a href="mailto:ButterballMedia@edelman.com">ButterballMedia@edelman.com</a> to continue conversations on interviews, press coverage and more.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 22 Dec 2021 21:13:11 +0000 andrew.young 43836 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Opens Today, Celebrating 40 Years http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/the-butterball-turkey-talk-line-opens-today-celebrating-40-years <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Opens Today, Celebrating 40 Years</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/526" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andrew.young</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2021-11-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 11/01/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p style="text-align: center;"><em>The iconic Butterball Turkey Talk-Line returns for its 40th year to help Thanksgiving hosts take the guesswork out of cooking the holiday meal.</em></p> <p><strong>GARNER, N.C., Nov. 1, 2021</strong> – The Butterball Turkey-Talk Line is now officially open for the holiday season, marking 40 years as an authority on all things Thanksgiving. Since 1981, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts have offered advice and tried and true tips for cooking a perfect turkey to millions of holiday hosts, initially by phone, and now including text, online chat, social media, and Alexa.</p> <p>“The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has become a Thanksgiving institution, and we’re back in our 40th year to help new and seasoned hosts take the guesswork out of cooking turkey. This year we are focused on helping new and returning hosts, so they have more time to spend enjoying special moments with friends and family,” said Nicole Johnson, director and 21-year veteran of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. “From phone calls to text messages to social media and Tik Tok, we continue to evolve to be there for hosts however they want to reach us and give them the confidence they need to pull off a successful Thanksgiving.”</p> <p>This year Butterball launched the Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen – developed to inspire hosts by testing the latest social media cooking trends – as part of its continued evolution to support home cooks. Since 1981 the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has offered Thanksgiving inspiration in the most culturally relevant ways:</p> <ul> <li><strong>1981 Experts Emerge:</strong> Butterball Turkey Talk-Line debuts with 6 operators and fields 11,000 calls that season</li> <li><strong>1984 Tasty Tips Get a Boost from Technology:</strong> Turkey Talk-line tosses their paper script and tally system and goes electronic with computerized resource information</li> <li><strong>1985 ‘Wave It:</strong> In response to microwave mania, Turkey Talk-Line experts offer a turkey microwave recipe, complete with browning sauce for a golden finish</li> <li><strong>1995 Online Access:</strong> Turkey Talk-Line provides instant answers 24/7 with Butterball.com</li> <li><strong>2008 Butterball Goes Social:</strong> Butterball provides turkey information on-demand and on-the-go through new social media pages like Facebook and Twitter and mobile offerings</li> <li><strong>2013 Butterball Adds First Male to the Talk-Line:</strong> Knowing roles in the kitchen are shifting, Butterball introduces the first men to the Talk-Line staff to represent all holiday cooks</li> <li><strong>2016 Text Me:</strong> To meet the need for under-the-radar turkey assistance and quick help when multitasking, Butterball lets cooks text an expert</li> <li><strong>2018 Alexa, Ask Butterball:</strong> Butterball ensures you don’t have to lift a finger to get tips for your Thanksgiving meal by adding Butterball Alexa Skill to hear from a Talk-Line expert</li> <li><strong>2020 Celebrating Together from Afar:</strong> The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line operated remotely from their own homes for the first time in history to help hosts counting on their expert advice even during a pandemic</li> <li><strong>2021 Recipes to Dance to:</strong> To reach today’s first-time hosts and those hoping to try out the latest food trends, Butterball launches the Talk-Line Taste Kitchen on TikTok</li> </ul> <p>The Taste Kitchen arrived at the right time, considering a recent survey conducted on behalf of Butterball uncovered that no matter what Thanksgiving 2021 looks like, people are still planning to find a way to celebrate with turkey at the center of their table. According to the survey:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Celebrations are top of mind:</strong> 99% of consumers are planning to celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal, with 85% planning to do so with turkey at the center of their table.</li> <li><strong>Smaller gatherings will return:</strong> Nine in ten Americans planning to host Thanksgiving this year are looking forward to a traditional dinner, but one-third of consumers are, again, planning for smaller gatherings.</li> <li><strong>Millennials are stepping up to host:</strong> 50% of millennials intend to host this year (traditionally 42%), with 77% of millennials who hosted in 2020 intending to host again this year.</li> <li><strong>Hosts are willing to upgrade turkey size:</strong> Nearly two-thirds (61%) of consumers are willing to upgrade to a larger turkey in order to have a turkey on their table.</li> <li><strong>Shoppers are planning ahead:</strong> Consumers are looking for ways to make their celebrations special, and ways to make the day easier – 84% of hosts are planning the amount of food they will serve a week or more in advance of Thanksgiving.</li> </ul> <p>Whether hosting Thanksgiving for the first or fortieth time, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are standing by to help now through Dec. 24 (with extended hours the week of Thanksgiving) via:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or Text 844-877-3456:</strong> Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available to answer questions and assist all holiday cooks.</li> <li><strong>Social Media:</strong> Help and inspiration is available through the Butterball <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@butterballturkey?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESPgo8cp89sEokpoId3sd88FK7BdZoIzkd8Tb5wfT%2FvYAxJaxSCkEr7Taecg8PNVDbUwoPjNieOHz3EMrJsSOpGgA%3D&amp;checksum=f1489136a2913f86f002befef5674491f2af73b648731b19297c2e6ae8e505b2&amp;language=en&amp;preview_pb=0&amp;sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAAdUE62MCPDpms3shZC8MuFJGUK9pK6O876c6fpENBXQVMy4paIhuwDvy9UohfHwZv&amp;share_app_id=1233&amp;share_item_id=7020391035989724421&amp;share_link_id=61F3451E-C889-4107-8369-8323D3F04897&amp;source=h5_m&amp;timestamp=1634574265&amp;tt_from=copy&amp;u_code=dhla6e1mjjd3e0&amp;user_id=6945456500605895686&amp;utm_campaign=client_share&amp;utm_medium=ios&amp;utm_source=copy&amp;_r=1&amp;is_copy_url=1&amp;is_from_webapp=v1">TikTok</a>, <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=GZw-BIa-_pIsy6ksAjJiDAH8brekgTrksgZyLJFx4FaiwFMLmzZ9flNXYplufpRPhemODz4W2Nmu_-DsQgTtvBa4ko1ofGCcgKXTyvFUYgg=">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=C2BH92Nwb5CiVacg10Xi_cPNXWMxvBYAbon3LNa0DLIvS0ozOh05nnpAeAuGiSFhUhPosogMoq-s6nYLgqRIVnMHmKZQOMhatK4EQvwV3JI=">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/butterball">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ButterballLLC">YouTube</a> and <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/Butterball/_created/">Pinterest</a> channels.</li> <li><strong>Butterball Skill for Amazon Alexa:</strong> Users can simply say, “Alexa, ask Butterball…” to enable the skill and hear trusted Talk-Line experts share answers to pressing turkey questions.</li> <li><strong>Website:</strong> Chat live with the experts on <a href="https://butterball.com/">Butterball.com</a> to receive real-time suggestions and advice, plus find trusted recipes, ideas for leftovers, step-by-step how-to videos, and key tips for success.</li> <li><strong>Email:</strong> Email Butterball using <a href="https://www.butterball.com/contact-us">this form</a> and receive helpful tips right to your inbox.</li> </ul> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://butterball.com/">Butterball.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology:</strong> <em>Butterball commissioned an omnibus online survey among a nationally representative sample of 1,005 U.S. adults. The survey was fielded by Ipsos between September 9-10, 2021.</em></p> <p><strong>About the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line</strong><br /> One of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 4 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line, Butterball.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Butterball Skill for Alexa, live chat and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from both English- and Spanish-speaking callers and respond to questions via email.</p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 65 years, the company has provided food service and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates six processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372).</p> <p><strong>CONTACT</strong><br /> Amanda Vassall<br /> Edelman<br /> 630-453-8632<br /> amanda.vassall@edelman.com</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 01 Nov 2021 15:49:24 +0000 andrew.young 43831 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Butterball Introduces the Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen to Inspire Thanksgiving Hosts http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/butterball-introduces-the-turkey-talk-line-taste-kitchen-to-inspire-thanksgiving-hosts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Butterball Introduces the Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen to Inspire Thanksgiving Hosts </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/526" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andrew.young</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/18/2021 - 08:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2021-10-18T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Experts from the iconic Butterball Turkey Talk-Line bring their turkey know-how to the latest viral cooking trends to share which recipes are worth adding to your table this Thanksgiving</em></p> <p><strong>GARNER, N.C., Oct. 18, 2021</strong> – Butterball, the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. and an authority on all things Thanksgiving, is excited to introduce the launch of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen, designed to inspire hosts to cook with confidence this Thanksgiving. After assisting an influx of first-time hosts in 2020, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen was developed to help hosts of all levels find the inspiration they need to pull off a successful Thanksgiving while giving them new vision for their menus. Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line experts have been busy testing the latest cooking trends, and this holiday season they’re taking to TikTok to share their favorites.</p> <p>According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Butterball, 83% of respondents said social media is a great place to get menu inspiration or recipes for Thanksgiving, and 73% have cooked or prepared food or a meal based on a viral food trend from a social media platform 1. This year, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen will build on decades of innovation to inspire novice and experienced hosts to try something new this Thanksgiving—offering the Butterball seal of approval to dishes worth cooking this holiday season.</p> <p>“While home cooks are excited for the holiday, more than a third of novice Thanksgiving hosts reported lacking the confidence in their hosting abilities <sup>2</sup>,” said Rebecca Welch, senior brand manager, seasonal business at Butterball. “Through the Butterball Taste Kitchen, our Talk-Line experts are able to engage with this new generation of hosts on social media and inspire them to try something fresh and exciting, while giving them the confidence they need to be successful. That way, they can spend less time worrying about cooking and more time enjoying the special moments of the holiday.”</p> <p>Each recipe tested in the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen was inspired by popular food trends sweeping across social media. From waffling and air frying to adding kicks of spicy or zesty flavors through brines and rubs, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts evaluated the trends—and will continue to do so throughout the holiday season—to bring home cooks the best options, all with the Butterball seal of approval.</p> <p>Recipes, as well as tried-and-true tips and tricks, can be found on Butterball.com and will be shared via video tutorials on social media, including for the first time TikTok, throughout the season. In fact, 56% of respondents have incorporated a food trend from TikTok into their cooking 1. The recipes, available on the website now, include:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.butterball.com/recipes/stuffing-waffle-sandwich">Stuffing Waffle Sandwich</a>:</strong> A creative take on leftovers, this customizable sandwich combines everything you love about Thanksgiving dinner and surrounds it in a perfectly crafted waffle made from stuffing.</li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.butterball.com/recipes/thanksgiving-roll-ups">Thanksgiving Roll-Ups</a>:</strong> Perfect for a Friendsgiving dish or Thanksgiving appetizer, this roll-up easily wraps flavors such as cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts into a seasoned turkey breast to create a delicious and crispy air-fried bite.</li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.butterball.com/recipes/pickle-brined-turkey">Pickle Brined Turkey</a>:</strong> A made-from-scratch quick and simple dill pickle brine that results in a juicy and zesty turkey with unbeatable flavor.</li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.butterball.com/recipes/spicy-dry-brined-turkey">Spicy Dry Brined Turkey</a>:</strong> This dry brine combines seasonings such as chipotle chili powder and smoked paprika to turn up the heat this Thanksgiving and give any spicy-lovers’ turkey a tasty kick.</li> </ul> <p>Testing recipes and trends has always been core to the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, from microwaving in the ‘80s to deep frying in the 2000s, the experts are always seeking ways to help hosts feel confident in the kitchen.</p> <p>“It’s been incredible to see the Turkey Talk-Line continue to reimagine ways to help hosts create a delicious Thanksgiving meal, with a turkey at the center, just like we always have,” said Nicole Johnson, director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. “This year our experts have had so much fun trying the latest cooking trends taking over social media to determine which ones would receive the Butterball seal of approval, and we’re thrilled to see people create and customize these recipes on their own.”</p> <p>Visit Butterball.com to view the recipes and follow Butterball on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with Taste Kitchen content leading up to Thanksgiving. The Turkey Talk-Line officially opens for the 2021 holiday season on Monday, November 1 for even more help and inspiration on how to customize Taste Kitchen-inspired recipes.</p> <p>Survey Methodology: <sup>1</sup> Eureka Ranch Custom Online Survey, N=210 likely hosts for Thanksgiving 2021, Nationally Representative, Sept 2021</p> <p><sup>2</sup>Butterball commissioned an omnibus online survey among a nationally representative sample of 1,005 U.S. adults. The survey was fielded by Ipsos between September 9-10, 2021.</p> <p><strong>About the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line</strong><br /> One of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 4 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line, Butterball.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Butterball Skill for Alexa, live chat and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from both English- and Spanish-speaking callers and respond to questions via email.</p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 65 years, the company has provided food service and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates seven processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372).</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:45:12 +0000 andrew.young 43751 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com A message from our CEO on COVID-19 http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A message from our CEO on COVID-19</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">butterball.admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/19/2021 - 14:29</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div alt="Jay Jandrain" data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="media_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="large 1 Array" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="d08c2b96-d207-4c0c-a490-276da04253ef" title="Jay-Jandrain-Headshot.jpg" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Jay-Jandrain-Headshot.jpg?itok=1wLvUz3l" alt="Jay Jandrain" title="Jay-Jandrain-Headshot.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /></div> <p><strong>Updated April 2021</strong></p> <p>Butterball has always made it our mission to produce the food you count on to make the delicious and affordable meals your family loves. That has never been more important than throughout the past year.</p> <p>From the earliest days of the pandemic, I have been inspired by countless stories of Butterball team members going above and beyond and continuing to encourage one another with their dedication and professionalism through trying and unpredictable circumstances. <em>To our team members, thank you for everything you do.</em></p> <p>While the pandemic remains a stubborn reality across the globe, there are reasons for optimism, including the increasing availability of highly effective vaccines. Butterball has built on our industry-leading safety practices and provided additional personal protective equipment for our team members, which coupled with continued vigilance both inside and outside of the workplace, has helped reduce the spread of the virus in our facilities. We are encouraged by the trends that we are seeing and are actively focused on providing vaccine information, resources and onsite vaccination clinics so our team members can make the best-informed choice for themselves and their families. We are committed to making it as easy as possible for those who want the vaccine to be able to get it.</p> <p>We are proud of our track record as industry leaders in safety and quality standards – and we will continue to apply that safety-first mentality as our team operates in the face of a global crisis.</p> <p>Butterball has always been a team, and that mindset of togetherness and common purpose has helped us navigate these challenging times. I am routinely inspired by the collective efforts of our teams to support and protect one another. It is due to the dedication of our team members that you can count on Butterball products to be on your table, as always.</p> <p>From our family to yours,</p> <p><strong>Jay Jandrain</strong><br /><em>President and CEO<br /> Butterball, LLC</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:29:13 +0000 butterball.admin 43666 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Available in Limited Retailers Thanksgiving 2019 http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/node/43296 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Available in Limited Retailers Thanksgiving 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">javier.carroz</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:12</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>All of our whole turkey (fresh and frozen), boneless roasts, and bone-in breasts are available in all major retailers across the country. Please be sure to check with the store manager if you do not find the item or specific size you’re looking for.</p> </div> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:12:18 +0000 javier.carroz 43296 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Butterball Recalls Limited Number of Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risk http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/ground-turkey-product-recall <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Butterball Recalls Limited Number of Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risk</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/31" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">claudia.pozsgay</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:03</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>Garner, North Carolina -- March 13, 2019 -- </b>Butterball, LLC today recalled a limited number of ground turkey products with a use- or sell-by date of July 26, 2018 due to potential to be contaminated with <i>Salmonella</i> Schwarzengrund.</p> <p>Because these products were packaged nine months ago, it is highly unlikely any of the product will be found in retail stores, but it is possible that consumers may have product in their freezers. Impacted product will have both the use- or sell-by date of July 26, 2018 and one of the following UPC code/batch codes:</p> <ul> <li>Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71546</li> <li>Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 93% Lean / 7% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71561</li> <li>Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71555</li> <li>Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71557</li> <li>Kroger Fresh Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 111141097993</li> <li>Food Lion 15% Fat Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 3582609294</li> <li>Butterball Fresh Everyday Ground Turkey All Natural 93% Lean / 7% Fat, Tray Pack 48-ounce UPC 22655-71556</li> <li>Butterball All Natural Ground Turkey 85% Lean / 15% Fat, Tray Pack 16-ounce UPC 22655-71547<br />  </li> </ul> <p>It was verified that product tested positive for the presence of <i>Salmonella</i> Schwarzengrund, linking it to four illnesses at a single residential facility in Wisconsin and one illness in Minnesota. Butterball is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state health departments to encourage the public to identify any potential frozen product and to dispose of it appropriately.</p> <p>Consumption or improper handling of food contaminated with <i>Salmonella</i> can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.</p> <p>It is important to remember that bacteria, including <i>Salmonella</i>, are naturally present in the environment and as a result, raw poultry products may contain bacteria. That’s why it is so important to follow safe handling and cooking instructions when serving turkey.</p> <ul> <li>As with all fresh products, wash your hands, cooking utensils, and surfaces thoroughly, avoid cross contamination with other foods; cook food to a proper internal temperature; and refrigerate promptly to prevent food safety problems.</li> <li>Cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, as measured by a food thermometer, is recommended by the USDA. Butterball recommends you test your thermometer before using in your turkey to ensure it gives you an accurate temperature read. <br />  </li> </ul> <p>For more information on <i>Salmonella</i> Schwarzengrund and safe handling procedures for poultry products, consumers can visit the Ask Karen page at USDA’s FSIS website at <a href="https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/askkarenplease">https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/askkarenplease</a> or use the Ask Karen mobile app.</p> <p>Consumers with questions about the recall are asked to call 1-800-288-8372 ext. 4 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern for more information.</p> <div alt="ground-turkey-product-recall" data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="media_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="1 Array" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="72b82b24-e092-45b7-b2c5-a2d9c4a4db01" title="ground-turkey-product-recall" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-center"> <img src="/sites/default/files/Butterball%20package%20images%20-%20ground%20turkey%203.13.19.jpg" alt="ground-turkey-product-recall" title="ground-turkey-product-recall" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:03:24 +0000 claudia.pozsgay 43186 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Massive Overhaul of One of America’s Most Iconic Brands—Butterball http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/massive-overhaul-of-one-of-americas-most-iconic-brands-butterball <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Massive Overhaul of One of America’s Most Iconic Brands—Butterball</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/441" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">christa.leupen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-05-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Garner, N.C. (May 1, 2018)</strong> — Big changes are happening for Butterball, one of America’s most iconic brands. Given the scope—changes for the brand will be top to bottom, including everything from product offerings, consumer-friendly labels with fewer ingredients, product packaging, and new consumer campaigns—this is the biggest refresh in the brand’s sixty-plus year history. All these changes are being driven by Butterball’s protein-leading insights from loyal turkey consumers. As part of the company’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of consumers, Butterball is committed to keeping ingredients simple, bringing to market new products with real consumer benefits and providing packaging that speaks specifically to consumers’ mindset when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.</p> <p>Butterball knows turkey consumers better than anyone. A recent national consumer survey indicated that among all U.S. consumers who purchase turkey, more than one-third agree that “all-natural” product benefits are important to them when considering turkey.<sup>1</sup> The same study indicated two key influences in food purchases: 60% of consumers agree they “make my food choices based on what's healthiest,” and 80% say they “make my food choices based on what tastes best.”<sup>2</sup></p> <p>As consumer needs have evolved, Butterball has moved with them. While Butterball’s existing retail products are naturally healthy they have worked diligently to improve flavor and limit ingredients such as nitrates and nitrites where possible. Butterball is also meeting consumers with higher health expectations by introducing a brand new All Natural product line with no artificial ingredients as well as expanding its recently introduced Farm to Family by Butterball brand with both no antibiotics ever and organic products. The new and improved products boast a new contemporary look and feel across the retail and are designed to give consumers exactly what they need from turkey—a healthy protein that still tastes great.</p> <p>The All Natural products include a lineup of Smoked Sausage, Turkey Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Frozen Turkey Burgers and Turkey Meatballs are rolling out nationwide. These products boast simpler labels: no hormones or steroids, no nitrates or nitrites, no artificial ingredients, and are minimally processed.</p> <p>Consumers will also have a chance to taste these changes in the deli as Butterball releases a new premium deli flavor portfolio. New deli turkey breast flavors like Cajun, Cracked Pepper and Deep Fried, and a new Buffalo Chicken Breast, all of which will be sold alongside Butterball’s signature Thanksgiving Roasted deli turkey breast flavor.</p> <p>“As consumers’ preferences for more natural, healthier products increase, we are simultaneously improving our products, labels, processes and ingredients to reflect what consumers expect from their protein choices,” said Bill Klump, chief marketing officer for Butterball. “Our consumers are looking for more transparency in all brands they purchase. What is not in their products is equally as important as what is in products they purchase, and the promises on the product label influence the decisions they make in the grocery store. We want consumers to know exactly what is in or not in the products of their trusted turkey brand, and we let that insight drive what we call out on the package.”</p> <p>Coupled with the new product lineups, the new package design makes Butterball products easier to shop and elevates what consumer insights reveal as the most purchase-motivating product benefits. The overhaul includes new designs on every product across the brand, prominent nutrition labels featured on the front of products, and cleaner ingredient upgrades without compromising taste.</p> <p>Now through August 31, customers can try Butterball All Natural products with a 100% money-back guarantee. If, for whatever reason, a customer is not satisfied with their All Natural purchase, they can receive a full refund at butterballguarantee.com.</p> <p>The upgraded Butterball products will be featured across consumer platforms with social and digital promotions, and TV advertising that includes a reoccurring presence in Food Network Magazine &amp; Pioneer Woman Magazine, as well as sponsorship of Pioneer Woman content on Foodnetwork.com and in-store video activations.</p> <p>To learn more about Butterball’s commitment to healthy, great-tasting products and new innovations, please visit Butterball.com.</p> <p><sub>1 &amp; 2Source: IRI Butterball Custom Segmentation study 2017. Nationally representative study of consumers.</sub></p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates six processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com">Butterball.com</a> or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com/about-us/corporate-information">ButterballCorp.com</a> for corporate information about the company.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-meta-title field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Meta Title</div> <div class="field__item">Massive Overhaul of one of America’s Most Iconic Brands—Butterball</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-meta-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Meta Description</div> <div class="field__item">Butterball listens to new consumer needs, responding with a complete package redesign, cleaned up everyday offerings, a new all natural line and national Food Network advertising lineup</div> </div> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:24:58 +0000 christa.leupen 43156 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Butterball, LLC Announces Chris Krumrey as Vice President of Plant Product Quality http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/butterball-llc-announces-chris-krumrey-as-vice-president-of-plant-product-quality <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Butterball, LLC Announces Chris Krumrey as Vice President of Plant Product Quality</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/441" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">christa.leupen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-02T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Garner, N.C. (October 2, 2017)</strong> – Butterball, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Krumrey as vice president of plant product quality. In this role, Krumrey will provide strategic direction for company-wide product quality programs and set the standard for expectations on product specifications and quality. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to manufacturing processes and quality standards throughout the facilities, and challenging current practices to improve product quality and process consistency. He will also serve as the official liaison for government officials, outside auditors and customers.</p> <p>Krumrey brings 30 years of experience in the food industry specializing in areas of food safety modernization, quality systems advancement, product development, process design, and manufacturing performance. He joins Butterball from The Kraft Heinz Company where his key achievements included commercialization of new technologies and process improvements, building and developing teams equipped to manage technical, operational and financial aspects of meat processing and initial development and implementation of the company’s live animal welfare program in accordance with emerging industry guidelines.</p> <p>“Chris will be an asset to our team and our commitment to providing products of superior quality. His extensive background in the protein industry will allow him to provide the technical leadership, direction and consultation across all levels of the organization that are necessary to uphold our high quality standards,” says Alice Johnson, senior vice president of food safety, quality and animal care. “We feel lucky to have him onboard.”</p> <p>Krumrey is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, food science and nutrition with an emphasis in meat and dairy sciences. He holds HACCP/SSOP, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Black Belt certifications.</p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates seven processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com">Butterball.com</a> or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com/about-us/corporate-information">ButterballCorp.com</a> for corporate information about the company.</p> <p><strong>Media Contact</strong><br /> Christa Leupen<br /> Public Relations Manager<br /> Butterball, LLC<br /> (919) 255-7598<br /> cleupen@butterball.com</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-meta-title field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Meta Title</div> <div class="field__item">Butterball, LLC Announces Chris Krumrey as Vice President of Plant Product Quality</div> </div> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:22:20 +0000 christa.leupen 43151 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Two Butterball Associates Receive Recognition from IPPE 30 Under 30 http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/two-butterball-associates-receive-recognition-from-ippe-30-under-30 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two Butterball Associates Receive Recognition from IPPE 30 Under 30</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/441" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">christa.leupen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-02-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Garner, N.C. (February 1, 2018)</strong> – Two Butterball, LLC employees were recognized as leaders through the International Production &amp; Processing Expo (IPPE) “30 Under 30” program, Wednesday, January 31. Adam Grant, digital community coordinator and assistant brand manager, and Molly Parker, director of food safety and animal care, were recognized for their professional leadership qualities within the meat and poultry manufacturing industry.</p> <p>Grant joined Butterball in 2015 as part of the inaugural class of Butterball’s Management Development Program. Over the course of two years, he completed management rotations in supply chain, production, live operations and marketing. Upon graduation from the program, he assumed the role of digital community coordinator and assistant brand manager, where he supports the development and execution of the core business strategies and plans for two strategically important categories – seasonal and fresh raw turkey – and directs the digital marketing activities of Butterball's consumer community. Grant is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Cameron School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and operations management.</p> <p>Parker joined Butterball in 2012 as an animal care and well-being assistant where she played an integral role in securing American Humane certification for all live operations divisions and processing plants. In 2015, she was promoted to director of food safety and animal care and manages all live aspects of organic turkey production; manages, updates, and implements all company animal care &amp; well-being programs; trains employees and contract associates throughout the company on animal welfare; manages third-party audits for animal welfare, food safety, biosecurity, and no antibiotics ever (NAE) production and the internal audit schedule and audit team. Parker has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Carolina University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Avian Health and Medicine from the University of Georgia.</p> <p>“Attracting and retaining top young talent is critical to Butterball’s success, but also critical to the future of the meat and poultry processing industry. We feel incredibly fortunate to have two of our team members recognized for their leadership among their industry peer group,” said Ron Tomaszewski, vice president of human resources. “We know they will apply the education they receive at IPPE in 2018 to advance their knowledge of the business and bring cutting-edge ideas to the forefront.”</p> <p>With a goal of investing in and engaging young professionals involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat, the IPPE 30 Under 30 program is a joint effort of The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry &amp; Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The program is designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world’s largest annual trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products. The program provides education to further industry training and offers visibility into the latest technology used in the industry.</p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates six processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com">Butterball.com</a> or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com/about-us/corporate-information">ButterballCorp.com</a> for corporate information about the company.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-meta-title field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Meta Title</div> <div class="field__item">Two Butterball Associates Receive Recognition from IPPE 30 Under 30</div> </div> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:20:21 +0000 christa.leupen 43146 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com Butterball CEO Named 2018 Poultry Person of the Year http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com/about-us/press-releases/butterball-ceo-named-2018-poultry-person-of-the-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Butterball CEO Named 2018 Poultry Person of the Year</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/441" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">christa.leupen</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-press-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-05-07T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-press-release-item-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Press Release Item Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Garner, N.C., (May 7, 2018)</strong> – Butterball Chief Executive Officer Kerry Doughty was awarded the 2018 Poultry Person of the Year by Urner Barry, a business publisher of market news for the poultry, egg, meat, seafood industries. Doughty was recognized for his achievements at Urner Barry’s 42nd annual Executive Conference and Marketing Seminar in Las Vegas on April 30.</p> <p>Since 1986, Urner Barry has recognized two individuals from within the poultry and egg industries each year for their tireless efforts toward improving efficiencies of food production, marketing and distribution, as well as overall universal respect they have earned from industry peers.</p> <p>“Kerry’s sales background has led to a ‘customer first’ perspective that has guided the tone at Butterball even before he became CEO,” said Butterball Chief Operating Officer Jay Jandrain. “His desire to please our customers and consumers with exceptional service and quality have been the driving force behind our success. Everything we do from an operational perspective must dovetail with this philosophy and top the list of our key success factors.</p> <p>“Kerry has unselfishly extended his agenda to grow turkey consumption beyond just Butterball. He has been a strong voice for the turkey industry, knowing that if the industry thrives, there will be additional opportunities for each of its constituents,” Jandrain continued. “In a market crowded with protein options, Kerry’s approach to innovation as a point of difference while not losing sight of inherent nutritional benefits will prove to be a formidable combination to support the growth of turkey both domestically and abroad.”</p> <p>In their presentation of the award, Urner Barry’s Executive Mike O’Shaughnessy and Senior Vice President Russ Whitman said Doughty was recognized as an outstanding individual who treats others like family and possesses a people-come-first mentality, and noted that his devotion, hard work and heartfelt efforts toward the betterment of the poultry business have not gone unrecognized.</p> <p>“Considering the talent, passion and experience in our industry, I am honored and humbled to have received this recognition,” said Doughty in response to the award. “This recognition would not have been possible without the fantastic Butterball team I work with in support of the brand and our strategic initiatives. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have had excellent mentors who were willing to spend the time teaching me what I didn’t know with brutal honesty. I love our industry, its people and the constant change we are all driven to keep up with.”</p> <p><strong>About Butterball</strong><br /> Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates six processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri.</p> <p>For consumer questions or information, please visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com">Butterball.com</a> or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit <a href="https://www.butterball.com/about-us/corporate-information">ButterballCorp.com</a> for corporate information about the company.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-no-index field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">No Index</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-meta-title field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Meta Title</div> <div class="field__item">Butterball CEO Named 2018 Poultry Person of the Year</div> </div> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:18:49 +0000 christa.leupen 43141 at http://butterball.prod.acquia-sites.com