Recall: Ground turkey packages sold at Publix, Aldi

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 10:32 AM EDT

Prestage Foods, Inc. has recalled more than 38,000 pounds of ground turkey because it might contain metal shavings, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday.

The ground turkey was produced on Sept. 25 and 26 at the company's plant in St. Pauls, North Carolina.

The turkey was shipped to stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Florida.

Products subject to 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.
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  • 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 subject to recall have establishment number “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

A plant employee at Prestege Foods first reported an issue on Sept. 27. One of the retail locations also noticed metal shavings in a package of ground turkey and notified Prestage Foods.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness related to the recall.

Anyone who purchased the affected product are urged to throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.