Prestage Foods, Inc., of St. Pauls, North Carolina, has recalled approximately 38,475 pounds of ground turkey meat that may be contaminated with extraneous pieces of metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).

No injuries were reported. The problem was discovered by a retailer who noticed pieces of metal shavings in a package of ground turkey from Prestage Foods. The FSIS was notified on September 27.

The fresh ground turkey was produced on September 25 and 26, 2017. It was sold at Aldi, Publix, Weis Markets, and other stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Consumers can identify the recalled turkey with the following information on the label:

  • 1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with inkjet 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 inkjet 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 inkjet 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 inkjet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.

Consumers who bought the ground turkey should not eat it. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Deborah Johnson, Communications Director, at (910) 596-5833.

Weis Fresh Ground Turkey

Weis Fresh Ground Turkey

Publix Ground Turkey Breast

Publix Ground Turkey Breast

Aldi Fit Active Fresh Ground Turkey

Aldi Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey

Source: Prestage Foods, Inc. Recalls Turkey Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

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