A Michigan establishment is recalling 54000 pounds of turkey products after a customer complaint was received for a black substance. This is a foodservice item so likely this was discovered by a retailer or foodservice operator. The black substance has not yet been identified.
USDA / FSIS Recall Notice
Michigan Turkey Producers Recalls Turkey Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class I Recall 097-2016
Health Risk: High Oct 15, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs Autumn Canaday (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2016 – Michigan Turkey Producers, a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically an unidentified black material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The oven roasted turkey breast items (logs and sliced) were produced on August 29, 2016 and September 16, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
12-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 products subject to recall 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.
The problem was discovered when the establishment received a customer complaint.
FSIS has received no confirmed reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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 at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Deborah Hein, director of quality assurance, at (616) 245-2221, ext. 237. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Lennon, president, at (616) 475-4183.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.