Publix Issues Massive Recall After Metal Shavings Found in Meat

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October 04, 2017Oct 04, 2017

Your doctor may have advised you to get more iron in your diet, but the metal shavings found in meat sold at Publix Super Markets wasn’t what he or she had in mind. Publix, considered the largest employee-owned company on the planet, has over a thousand locations spread across the southeastern U.S.

Late last month, employees at Prestage Foods, Inc. notified the United States Department of Agriculture when they discovered the possibility that metal had gotten into some of the ground meat during a cleaning process, according to a USDA statement. That same day, metal shavings were discovered in the packaging of ground turkey at one of Publix locations.

The incident has led to the recall of almost 80,000 pounds of the meat. Customers who may have purchased it are urged to check the packaging. Here’s which products to look for, according to the USDA:

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.

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.

1.3-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.

The difference between the last two is that one of them is turkey breast. The potentially tainted meat was processed on Sept. 25 and 26.

Customers who have the recalled meat are urged to throw it away immediately or return it to the store they bought it from for a refund. If you have questions about the recall, you can call Communications Director Deborah Johnson at (910) 596-5833.

Let your friends and family know about the recall! Meanwhile, 700,000 SUVs have just been recalled over fears that the brake pedal may fail.

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