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Fresh Ground Turkey Sold At Publix Recalled For Possible Metal Shavings

Oct 4, 2017
Originally published on October 3, 2017 12:52 pm

The USDA is recalling more than 38 thousand pounds of ground turkey processed in North Carolina and distributed to stores in nine states, including Florida and Georgia.

According to food safety inspectors, the ground turkey may contain metal shavings from processing equipment.

Included in the recall are three pound packages of Publix branded ground turkey and ground turkey breast with natural flavorings.   

There have been no reports of injuries from eating the turkey.

Consumers are urged to return the product to the store where it was purchased or simply throw it out.

The turkey was produced on September 25 and 26, 2017 with corresponding USE BY dates of 10/9/17 and 10/10/17.

The recalled ground turkey was packaged and numbered as follows:

  • 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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

For additional information, see Publix’s recall notice.

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