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June 16, 2000

Missouri Firm Recalls Sliced Turkey Products For Possible Contamination With Oil

Kansas 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 Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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:

  • "MEijER" brand "Turkey Breast" in 16 ounce packages with establishment number P-18029 inside the USDA seal of inspection

  • "ALBERTSON’S DELI" 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

  • "Farmland" brand "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 through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 16, 2000.

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