Prestage Foods in St. Pauls is recalling about 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday.
Plant employees doing sanitation work Friday on processing equipment notified the Food and Inspection Service on Wednesday after noticing some type of problem, a news release said. The same day, a retailer found metal shavings in a package of Prestage Foods ground turkey and notified the company.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, the release said.
The fresh ground turkey was produced on Sept. 25-26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
• 1.3-pound white Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” or “Publix ground turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS.” Both packages have numbers starting with 7268 and 7269 printed on the side of the trays.
• 1.2-pound white Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey With Natural Flavoring” starting with 7268 or 7269 printed on the side.
• 1-pound white Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Weis Markets Fresh Ground Turkey Breast” with numbers starting with 7268 and 7269 printed on the side.
The products subject to recall have “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Anyone who purchased the packages should not eat the meat.
The products can be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased, the release said.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.