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27 tons of turkey recalled over unidentified black material

Michigan Turkey Producers of Grand Rapids Saturday recalled  approximately 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically an unidentified black material, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

It was the third and largest recall of the weekend for USDA-regulated products.

The oven roasted turkey breast items (logs and sliced) were produced on August 29, 2016 and September 16, 2016. On the recall list are:

  • SITK_RoastTurkeyBreast_WeekendCooking_000022784185_447x28612-lb. packages containing “MESON SANDWICHES, OVEN ROASTED SLICED TURKEY BREAST” with a use or freeze by date of 11/27/16, and a case code of “48598” on the left side of the label
  • 22-lb. logs containing “OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH BROTH,” with a use or freeze by date of 11/27/16, and a case code of “48576” on the left side of the label
  • 22-lb. logs containing “OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH BROTH,” with a use or freeze by date of 12/15/16, and a case code of “48576” on the left side of the label

The recalled products bear establishment number “P-20935A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distribution center in Florida and food services in Florida and Puerto Rico.

A customer’s complaint called out the problem.

FSIS has yet to receive any  confirmed reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. The agency says consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

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