Ground Turkey Recall At Publix Super Markets

Publix fresh ground turkey has been recalled because of metal shavings found in the packaging.
Publix fresh ground turkey has been recalled because of metal shavings found in the packaging.

PALM BAY, Florida – Prestage Foods, Inc., the company that delivers Publix brand ground turkey, is recalling approximately 38,475 pounds of meat sold because it may contain metal shavings in the packaging.

According to the recall, the fresh ground turkey was produced on September 25 and 26, 2017 (with corresponding USE BY of 10/9/17 and 10/10/17) and sold at Publix.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 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.

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

These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida and eight other states.

The problem was found when employees at the processing plants noticed metal shavings in a ground turkey package on Sept. 27.

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.

Customers are urged to toss out the recalled meat packages. So far, the company has received no reports of consumers finding the shavings.

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Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.
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