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March 23, 1998

The Turkey Store Brand Turkey Breast Roast Recalled for Underprocessing

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 Cleveland.

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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