Prestage Foods has issued a recall for 38,000 pounds of Ground Turkey due to a possible metal contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has deemed the food to be unsafe. The ground turkey was shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The defective meat is in 1.3-pound packages labeled “Publix ground turkey with natural flavors” and “Publix ground turkey breast with natural flavorings.” Also recalled is 1.2-pound trays of Aldi’s “Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring” and 1-pound containers of “Weis Markets Fresh Ground Turkey Breast.” The labels on the side of all the recalled trays begin with the first four digits 7268 or 7269.
The recall came about when several store employees said they noticed shiny metal fragments in the packaged meats.
So far there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of these products.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
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Source: Newsweek, “Ground Turkey Recall: 38,000 Pounds of Meat May Contain Metal Shavings in Packages Sold at Publix, Aldi”