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Food Bank of Central New York would like to notify your agencies about a recent food recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert over salmonella concerns for thousands of pounds of raw ground turkey products shipped nationwide.

The raw ground turkey products were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020. The following products are subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

The products bear establishment number EST. P-244 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. If you or a client believe you have food poisoning or an allergic reaction to food, call your doctor. If it’s an emergency, call 911. If you believe you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food, contact your county or city health department.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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. Retail locations that may receive returned product from consumers should destroy this product immediately. 

Please review the full food recall notice by clicking this link: 
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Hadar Illness

Food Bank of Central New York and Feeding America are committed to the health and food safety of the communities we serve. We provide detailed guidelines that must be met and maintained by all partner agencies to ensure safe storage and handling of food at the agency level.

Food manufacturers recall their products when products are mislabeled or when food may present a health hazard to consumers because food is contaminated or has caused a foodborne illness outbreak. 

Partner agencies may sign up for free email notifications or visit www.recalls.gov to stay informed about all current recalls.

Food Bank Recall Process

Food Bank of Central New York reviews food recall notices issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Feeding America.

If a recalled product was distributed to our partner agencies, the agencies will be notified of the recall by email and/or phone. The product will also be removed and blocked from the Food Bank inventory. If the recalled product is found at the agency, partner agencies are asked to take the following action:

  • Do not eat the product
  • Dispose of the product carefully
  • Do not provide the product to others
  • Do not puncture or otherwise open cans
  • Wash hands with warm water and soap after handling the product

Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act encourages the donation of and grocery products to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations for distribution for needy individuals. Click here to view the Good Samaritan Act.