Foster Farms is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with plastic and were shipped to several Western states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The recall was announced Thursday evening after the company received consumer complaints reporting pieces of plastic in their chicken patties.
This is a health hazard situation where there is a strong possibility of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
FOSTER FARMS RECALLS FROZEN COOKED BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT IN 5-POUND BAGS DUE TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN MATERIAL
Farmerville, Louisiana – Foster Farms is initiating a voluntary Class II recall of select packages of its Frozen Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat sold at a limited number of Costco club stores. This is due to the possible presence of foreign material – clear, flexible plastic – in the breaded chicken patty. No reports of illness or injury have been associated with this product. No other Foster Farms products are involved.
This recall is limited to Foster Farms Frozen Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat sold in 5-pound re-sealable club-size bags and distributed to some Costco depots in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. In total 3,297 cases were distributed. No other retailers are involved.
The Frozen Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat subject to recall lists the following plant code and date on the front of the package:
5-lb. bags containing 20 pieces of “FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with Best By date of 02/15/18.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled chicken patties should not consume them. Recalled products should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Foster Farms discovered this issue through consumer product feedback. The company isolated the issue to one specific production line on one production date at the Farmerville facility. Procedures were promptly reviewed with employees to prevent reoccurrence.
Food safety is, and has always been, our top priority. We are vigilant in employing the most up-to-date safety measures to produce wholesome, healthy and delicious food products. Foster Farms maintains a Food Safety Advisory Board comprising leading national food safety experts to validate best practices, evaluate emerging technologies and to help guide the company’s food safety systems for fresh and frozen products on an ongoing basis.
For additional information, consumers can contact the company’s Consumer Affairs hotline at 800-338-8051.
USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
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