Prestage Foods recalls turkey products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Weis private label fresh ground turkey breasts
Extraneous materials were found in ground turkey.
 
WASHINGTON – Prestage Foods Inc. in St. Pauls, North Carolina, launched a recall of approximately 38,475 lbs. of ground turkey on concerns the product may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.

On Sept. 27, plant employees performing sanitation on processing equipment notified FSIS about the problem. On the same day, a retailer noticed metal shavings in a package of ground turkey produced by Prestage Foods and notified the company. FSIS noted there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products.

The fresh ground turkey was produced on Sept. 25 and 26, according to the agency. Items subject to the recall include:

  • 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 affected products bear establishment number “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The ground turkey was shipped to retail distribution centers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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