USDA issues recall notice for "Publix ground turkey"

WASHINGTON -- Presage Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Oct. 2, 2017.

The fresh ground turkey was produced on Sept. 25-26. The following products are subject to recall:

 

1.3-.b. 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 four digits of 7268 and 7269.

1.2-lb. white styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled "Fit & Active Fresh Grount Turkey With Natural Flavoring" with labeling on the side displaying the first four digits of 7268 and 7269.

1.0-lb. white styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled "Weis Markets Fresh Grount Turkey Breast" with labeling on the side displaying the first four digits of 7268 and 7269.

These products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-22000" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

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.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with quesitons about the recall can contact Deborah Johnson, communications director, at 910-596-5833. 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) can be reached 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri. 

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