(Springfield Republican) Butterball has just announced to officials at supermarkets around the country, including Big Y World Class Markets, that there is a national shortage of their large fresh (unfrozen) turkeys for this Thanksgiving.

A mistake was made in the production of fresh Butterball brand turkeys this year and the company has cut every retailer’s allotment by 50 percent, said Claire D’Amour-Daley, Big Y vice president of of corporate communications. The cut represents thousands of turkeys that would have been shipped to Big Y. The same goes for every other retailer, she said.

Butterball’s corporate offices did not return calls for comment.

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