Fresh ground turkey sold at Weis Markets and Aldi part of recall

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Nearly 38,000 pounds of fresh ground turkey has been recalled after it was discovered the meat may contain metal shavings.

The turkey was sold at Weis Markets and Publix stores.

Earlier this week, Prestage Foods Inc. announced it was recalling the ground turkey shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Weis Markets announced the recall information on its Facebook page:

There has been a recall issued for the one pound package of our Weis Quality Ground Turkey Breast with a sell by date of 10/8/17. This item has been recalled due to a manufacturing error. While we’ve had no reports of problems, we are recalling this product as a precaution. Please do not eat this product. You may return it to our stores for a full refund. If you have any questions, please call the processor at (910) 596-5833. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but wanted to make sure you knew about this issue as soon as possible.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture the turkey was produced on Sept. 25 and 26, 2017. The following products are affected:

  • 1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with ink jet printing on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.
  • 1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.
  • 1.2-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey With Natural Flavoring” carried by Aldi with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.
  • 1.0-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Weis Markets Fresh Ground Turkey Breast” with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

 

 



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