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USDA recalls processed turkey over metal concerns

One of the recalled turkey products. / Photo: USDA

A selection of turkey products have been recalled after they may be contaminated with extraneous materials according to the United States

  • 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” 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 and was produced on September 25 and 26.

The items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Georgia along with other states including Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The USDA says that the problem was discovered on September 27 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 from the recalling firm, and notified the company.

The USDA says that this is a class II recall which means this is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. However, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

If you have purchased these items, you are asked to throw them away or return them to their place of purchase.

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