Ground turkey recalled; may be contaminated with metal shavings | Local News

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Prestage Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a news release.

The recalled products are:

• 1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages 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 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 labeled “Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey With Natural Flavoring” 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 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.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The fresh ground turkey was produced at the St. Pauls, North Carolina, company on September 25 and 26, 2017. 

The turkey was shipped to retail distribution centers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered on September 27, 2017, when FSIS was notified by plant employees performing sanitation on processing equipment. On the same day, one of the retail locations involved noticed metal shaving in a package of ground turkey and notified the company.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.



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