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USDA issues public health alert for ground turkey due to possible salmonella risk

GROCERY CARTS
Posted at 11:28 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 11:35:20-04

A public health alert has been issued for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products potentially linked to salmonella hadar illness.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing the public health alert for raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to the salmonella concerns.

However, a recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

FSIS reports it is concerned that some products may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

The raw ground turkey products were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020.

The following products are subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Retail locations that may receive the returned products from consumers should destroy this product immediately.

**editors note -- original story cited a recall for the ground turkey that has since been corrected