Price Chopper customers in central New York were advised on August 4 to check their freezers for Shady Brook Farms Turkey Burgers. The ground turkey burgers are one of several ground turkey products involved in a nationwide recall of over 36 million pounds of ground turkey products believed contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg.
The affected 1 lb., 4-burger packages of Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers have UPC codes of either 7232200307 or 7232200309. Packages were sold in CNY stores and have “Use or Freeze By” dates of June 27 – August 4, 2011. Packages also have a USDA mark of inspection which says P-963 inside the circle.
The Shady Brook Farms Turkey Burgers were produced by Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.’s Springdale, AR processing plant. The ground turkey produced at that plant has tested positive for Salmonella Heidelberg, an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella. Cargill’s ground turkey products have been linked by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the USDA Food Safety Informaiton Service (FSIS) to 79 illnesses and one death. Two of the illnesses were reported in New York State.
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Price Chopper customers were notified of the recall via a website recall notice and were also contacted through the chain’s AdvantEdge shopper loyalty program. Shoppers are advised not to consume the Shady Brook Farms Turkey Burgers, but to return the package to their nearest Price Chopper. Readers can call Cargill at 888-812-1646 or Price Chopper at 800-666-7667, option 1, for more information.
The Schenectady, NY based supermarket chain operates over a dozen Price Chopper stores in the Syracuse and central New York area. In addition to New York state, Price Chopper operates stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsyvania and Vermont.
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