Butterball Reports Fresh Turkey Shortage
It may be a bit more difficult to find that large fresh turkey for your Thanksgiving table this year. Turkey producer Butterball has notified its retailers to expect around half of the fresh large--16 pounds or more--this Thanksgiving due to, according to The Exchange, an unexplained lack of weight gain. The news isn't all bad however.
If consumers cannot find a Butterball fresh whole turkey in their desired size, they can purchase a Butterball frozen whole turkey for their Thanksgiving meal. Depending on the size of their turkey, it typically takes between three to five days to thaw; we suggest thawing in a refrigerator for four hours per every pound of turkey.
Since the number of fresh turkeys sold for Thanksgiving dinners is relatively small the shortage shouldn't disrupt too many plans.