Shuler Meats, Thomasville, North Carolina, is recalling approximately 25,920 pounds of turkey products that were reconditioned without the benefit of inspection, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on October 22.

The fully cooked smoked turkey legs were produced from Nov. 24, 2014, through May 4, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 648 – 40 pound (approximate weight) plastic-lined cardboard boxes containing frozen turkey legs with the labels: “Shuler Meats, Co.” and “Belmont Meats, Co.” 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-21309” on the Belmont Meats, Co. boxes, and “M-40367” on the Shuler Meats Co. label. These items were distributed to fairs and retailers in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered when staff from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture notified FSIS personnel of the issue.


There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Wayne Shuler, owner of Shuler Meats at +1.336.476.6477.