RECALL: Over 130,000 Pounds Of Chicken Patties Pulled From Costco
Foster Poultry Farms voluntarily recalled more than 131,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties which may contain pieces of plastic.
According to a company press release, the recalled products were shipped from its plant in Farmerville, La., to Costco distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. In all, 3,297 cases were distributed. Meanwhile, to date, the company has received three customer complaints, reporting pieces of clear, soft plastic mixed into the food.
The plastic is apparently the same material used to pack the chicken and it somehow wound up in the patties, per a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.
The Class II recall is, “a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product,” according to the USDA.
“Food safety is, and has always been, our top priority,” the company said in a release. “We are vigilant in employing the most up-to-date safety measures to produce wholesome, healthy and delicious food products.”
However, it’s important to note there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions following consumption of these products, the USDA added.
So, check your freezer. The recalled patties include a “Best By date of 02/15/18” with establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The company is urging customers to throw the contaminated patties away or return them to the store for a refund.
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