Skipped Inspection Casts Doubt over Safety of Greencore Meat Products
The products were sold under the Starbucks, Hannaford, and Turkey Hill brand names
Greencore USA has announced that it will recall about 1,300 pounds of meat and poultry products that were produced outside inspection hours and did not undergo federal inspection.
The recall includes meat and poultry wrap and salad items that were produced on April 7, April 14, 18, 21, and 25. The products were sold under the Starbucks, Hannaford, and Turkey Hill brand names. For a list of the product names, weights, and use-by dates, see the release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The products subject to recall bear establishment number P-45540 inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were sent to distributors for retail sale in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection program personnel while reviewing establishment records during verification activities.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Greencore USA's food recall coordinator at (978) 716 -2530 ext. 2543.