June 16, 2000Missouri Firm Recalls
Sliced Turkey Products For Possible Contamination With Oil
City, MO - (SafetyAlerts) -
Farmland Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 86,000 pounds
of sliced turkey products that may have been exposed to non-food grade lubricating oil,
the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Sliced turkey ham subject to recall is "Farmland" sliced "Turkey
Ham" in 10 and 16 ounce packages. Package labels bear establishment number P2122
and use by dates of "JUL 05" and earlier.
FSIS is also informing the public that sliced turkey breast, which had a use by date of
April 30 or earlier, may have also come into contact with the non-food grade lubricating
oil. The products are:
"Turkey Breast" in 16 ounce packages with establishment number P-18029 inside
the USDA seal of inspection
brand "Turkey Breast" in 16 ounce packages with establishment number P-19051
stamped on the label
"SPRING HILL" brand
"SMOKED TURKEY BREAST" in random weight packages with establishment number
P-19051 stamped on the label
"Turkey Breast Special Select" in 16 ounce packages with establishment number
P-19051 stamped on the label.
The products were distributed to
retail stores nationwide.
"We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers," said FSIS
administrator Thomas J. Billy. "If they find any of the products listed above,
consumers should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered by the company through analysis of their consumer complaints
and a follow-up investigation. Consumers noted off-odor and off-flavor product. Some
consumers reported experiencing temporary intestinal discomfort.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Annette Dortch, administrative
assistant at Farmland, at (816) 891-1206. Media with questions about the recall may
contact David Eaheart, with corporate communications at Farmland, at (816) 459-6312.
Consumers with food safety questions can 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
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