Ground Turkey Fans beware. Prestage Foods recently issued a recall for an estimated 38,475 pounds of ground turkey over concerns that the lean meat might “contain metal shavings from processing equipment.” That being said, if you have any ground turkey in your refrigerator or freezer, it might be time to take a peek at the label to see if your turkey is included in the recall.
At the moment, the “affected turkey includes the Publix store brand,” a popular grocery store commonly found throughout many southern states, including Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, to name a few. Certain Aldi stores are also affected by the recall. But how can consumers tell if they have one of the recalled products? For starters, the turkey was “processed and packaged by Prestage Foods, of North Carolina.” Additionally, it specifically includes “the Publix brand ground turkey and turkey breast in 1.3-pound styrofoam trays,” as well as “1.2-pound trays of Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey and 1-pound trays of Weis Markets Fresh Ground Turkey Breast,” and the numbers 7268 and 7269 are “printed on the side of the trays.”
For now, the recall notice is advising consumers to either dispose of the turkey altogether or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.