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Chicken sold at Costco recalled because it may contain plastic

Foster Farms is recalling roughly 148,000 kilos of absolutely cooked frozen hen breast patties sold at Costco because they may contain items of arduous and probably sharp plastic, based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eighty-ounce luggage of breaded hen breast patties with rib meat are being recalled because they may have “hard clear pieces of plastic” in them, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service stated Saturday.

The recalled merchandise had been shipped to Costco distribution facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Washington, and may have been shipped to Costco retail areas, FSIS announced.

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Frozen hen patties recalled by Foster Farms.

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The recall is assessed as Class I excessive or medium threat, which the company phrases as having “a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” There have been no confirmed accidents, “but FSIS believes the hard plastic pieces could be sharp and possibly cause an injury,” it said.  

FSIS urged customers to verify their freezers for the recalled product, which ought to be thrown out or returned to the place of buy. Consumers with questions can name the Foster Farms hotline at 1-800-338-8051 or electronic mail [email protected]

The drawback surfaced when the Livingston, California-based company notified FSIS that it had heard complaints from customers about arduous clear plastic within the poultry merchandise with a best-by date of August 11, 2023, the company famous. 

The affected patties had been produced on August 11 and the baggage containing them have the institution quantity P-33901 and lot code 3*2223 on the again, and 7527899724 beneath the barcode. 

Of six meat or poultry recollects posted by the FSIS in October, 4 got here because of “extraneous material” within the merchandise, particularly items of copper wire, blue rubber and arduous plastic.  

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