March 23, 1998
The Turkey Store Brand Turkey Breast Roast Recalled for
BARRON, WI (SafetyAlerts) - Jerome Foods is voluntarily recalling
about 10,000 pounds of "The Turkey Store" brand "Turkey Breast Roast,"
because some of the product may have been underprocessed.
The turkey breast roast was
distributed primarily to food stores in the greater Minneapolis area, with a small amount
also distributed to Madison and Stevens Point, Wisc., Central Islip, N.Y., Houston, and
Two varieties of "The Turkey
Store Premium Cooked Turkey Breast Roast" are being recalled, "Oven
Roasted" and "Rotisserie Flavor." The "Oven Roasted" variety
being recalled has the code "84551" followed by the "Sell-by" date of
"05-08-98," "05-09-98," or "05-10-98." The "Rotisserie
Flavor" being recalled has the code "84553" followed by the same
"Sell-by" dates: "05-08-98," "05-09-98," or
"05-10-98." "EST. P-190" appears inside the USDA inspection seal on
the product label. No other product is affected by the recall.
"Because of the potential
foodborne illness hazard, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product to
return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of USDA's
Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The problem was discovered when a
company sales representative noticed some product going to stores appeared undercooked.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The
hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
To help consumers identify the product, the
company has provided the following toll-free consumer inquiry number: 800-621-3505. The
number can be called from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Central Time Mondays through Fridays, and
6:00 am until Noon on Saturdays.
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