Thousands of pounds of ground turkey from North Carolina's Prestage Foods recalled

Publix ground turkey (FSIS)

Prestage Foods Inc. in Robeson County is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of ground turkey that may have been contaminated.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that fresh ground turkey that was produced in St. Pauls on Sept. 25 and 26 may have been tainted with metal.

The problem was discovered last Wednesday when FSIS was notified by plant employees as they were cleaning processing equipment.

On the same day, a retailer noticed metal shaving in a package of ground turkey and notified the company, according to a news release.

The following products are being recalled:

  • 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 recalled have an establishment number "P-22000" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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The packages were shipped to retailers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says anyone who purchased the ground turkey is urged not to eat it. The meat should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

There has been no confirmed reports of reactions due to consumption of the products, according to FSIS.

Officials say anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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