Publix has issued a recall on their website for its ground turkey brands. The items have been described as 1.3 pounds of ground turkey breast meat with natural flavors or as ground Turkey Meat with natural flavorings. The packages are white Styrofoam with plastic wrapping. These packages contain ending digits displayed as 7268 and 7269.

The ground turkey was made between September 25 and 26. The expiration dates are listed as best before October 9 or 10. 93% of the ground turkey was made by a supplier in North Carolina called Prestige Foods Inc.

Nearly 40,000 pounds of ground turkey meat could contain metal shavings.

Publix Recall

The recall was ordered after late last week where some Publix stores noticed metal shavings inside the meat. Anyone who has purchased the meat must either throw it away or bring it back to the store for a full refund. It is highly advised that no one consumes the package of meat or use it in cooking. So far, there are no current reports of reactions from eating the tainted product.

The turkey meat was shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, New York, Georgia, North and South Carolina. Some of the meat was also shipped to Florida.

In a statement located on the Publix website, it shows that the company is working with the Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) to ensure that their consumers are notified of the newest recall.

The distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website for consumers.

Publix is a supermarket brand that strives for high customer satisfaction and quality service.

Recall History

In May of this year, Publix ordered a recall for their Spinach and Artichoke dip because it contained small fragments of glass shards. Consumers were required to return the items with a full refund.

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In 2016, Publix issued a recall for their pancake and waffle mix over concerns for salmonella, a disease commonly caused by improperly handling chicken or eggs. It comes from when someone does not wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling poultry products.

In that same year, there was another recall for Publix brands of their Wheatberry salad and their Sweet and Salty Almond bars over concern for listeria.

Listeria is a bacteria that causes serious infections that could lead to death. The sunflower seeds in these Publix brand salad and bars might have been contaminated with Listeria. Consumers were required to return the items for a full refund.