Yikes! This Frozen Chicken Is Being Recalled From Costco Because Of ‘Sharp Hard Plastic Pieces’
Poultry company Foster Farms is currently recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken-breast patty products, The Street reports, that were recently shipped to Costco stores. On October 29th, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service explained that these frozen items may possibly be contaminated, and customers have reported finding hard, clear pieces of plastic within them. Here’s what you need to know:
RECALL ALERT: Due to possible pieces of hard plastic in patties, Foster Farms recalls 150,000 pounds of frozen chicken, some of which may have been purchased from Washington Costco locations.https://t.co/1MyijoTcPU
— KOIN News (@KOINNews) October 31, 2022
Affected Frozen Chicken Product Details:
While there are luckily no confirmed reports of injury associated with consumption of these frozen chicken products, officials believe that these pieces of plastic could be notably sharp, which could possibly cause injury. According to officials, these fully cooked frozen, breaded chicken breast patties were produced on August 11th.
The affected products are “80-oz. plastic bag packages” that contain 20 pieces of “CHICKEN PATTIES BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with the best-by date of “08/11/23,” the establishment number “P-33901,” and lot code “3*2223**” printed in inkjet lettering on the back edge of the packaging. The following number can also be found beneath the barcode, “7527899724.”
These items were shipped to Costco distribution centers in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington. They may have been “further distributed to Costco retail locations,” The Street adds. The problem was discovered when the company notified officials that it received consumer complaints reporting hard clear plastic embedded in fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patty products with a best by date of Aug. 11, 2023.
The contamination problem was discovered when Foster Farms told officials that it received consumer complaints reporting “hard clear plastic” embedded in their fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patty products that had the following best by date, “Aug. 11, 2023.”
Anyone who has purchased these products are urged “not to consume” them, just as and retailers are being instructed not to sell them. The products should be thrown away immediately, officials advise, or returned to the place of purchase for a possible refund. Anyone who is concerned regarding an illness or injury should also contact their healthcare provider ASAP.