The letter from Amazon Customer Service stated, “A” small number “of fresh-market turkeys that were purchased from Whole Foods did not meet our high expectations for quality. The note emphasized that any turkey There are no food safety or health risks, but still, its recipient will be given a $ 50 Amazon gift card in their account.
The email states, “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful to be part of your holiday feast.”
Reached for comment by CNN, Whole Foods confirmed that it had “discovered a small number of fresh turkey products in our South Region that did not meet our high expectations for quality.”
The company stated, “While these products do not pose any known health risks, we know how important holiday food is to our shoppers and have contacted customers who potentially bought one of these turkeys is.”
Stores in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, as well as two in Florida were affected, Whole Foods said.
The company assured that not all fresh turkey products were affected, nor did it say exactly what went wrong.
Whole Foods was also seen reaffirming some customers on Twitter confirming that the turkeys were safe to eat, and pointed them to US Food and Drug Administration guidelines for roasting the turkey safely.
The FDA website states that fresh turkey should not be purchased more than 1-2 days before being cooked. The guidelines state that the oven should not be set to more than 325 coolers, and an entire turkey is safe when cooked at a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.