Chicken sold at Costco recalled because it may contain plastic

Foster Farms is recalling about 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patties sold at Costco because they may contain hard and potentially sharp pieces of plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

80-ounce bags of breaded chicken breast patties with rib meat are being recalled because they may contain “hard, clear pieces of plastic,” the United States Food Safety and Inspection Department said Saturday. the USDA.

The recalled products were shipped to Costco distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Washington, and may have been shipped to Costco, FSIS announcement.

Frozen Chicken Patties recalled by Foster Farms.

United States Department of Agriculture

The recall is categorized as high or medium risk Class I, which the agency qualifies as having “a reasonable likelihood that use of the product will result in serious adverse health consequences or death.” There were no confirmed injuries, “but FSIS believes the hard plastic pieces could be sharp and possibly cause injury,” he said.

FSIS urged consumers to check their freezers for the recalled product, which should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions can call the Foster Farms hotline at 1-800-338-8051 or email [email protected]

The issue arose when the Livingston, Calif.-based company notified FSIS that it had heard consumer complaints about clear hard plastic in poultry products with an Aug. 11, 2023, best before date, the company noted. ‘agency.

The affected patties were produced on August 11 and the bags containing them bear establishment number P-33901 and lot code 3*2223 on the back, and 7527899724 below the barcode.

Of six meat or poultry recalls issued by FSIS in October, four are due to “foreign material” in the products, specifically bits of copper wire, blue rubber and hard plastic.

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