Are the fresh turkeys sold at Sprouts ever frozen?


No. Sprouts turkeys are sold fresh, never frozen. Fresh turkeys are highly perishable so they may have some ice in the cavity. This means that they’ve been kept at the right temperature for optimum freshness and safety. Unlike “frozen solid” turkeys, which are typically brought down to 30 degrees below zero, the fresh turkeys at Sprouts have been shipped to us and stored at temperatures between 26°F and 28°F (as required by law). The below-freezing temperature causes some ice to appear in the cavity and possibly around the joints. The ice is frozen water, not frozen meat.