Publix is recalling packages of 93 percent lean ground turkey after one of its suppliers said shipments of meats sent to several states, including Florida, could contain metal shavings.
The company, Prestage Foods, Inc., is in St. Paul, N.C. and is recalling nearly 39,000 pounds of meat that were prepared between Sept. 25 and 26 and carry expiration dates of Oct. 9 an 10.
Publix listed the following package types on its website so customers can check if they have the recalled meat: 1.3 pound packages with white Styrofoam trays and clear plastic film covering containing ground turkey labeled, “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” and “Publix ground turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS.” The packages are labeled with ink-jet printing on the side and have the first four digits of 7268 and 7269.
The meat was also shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
A store noticed the metal shavings in their delivery late last week.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating the turkey, according to a Publix news release. But if you have them, you should throw them away or return them to the store.