If you shop at Costco, you should check your freezer ASAP.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently recalled nearly 132,000 pounds of chicken patties and they want you to throw them away or return them.
The chicken patties were made by Foster Farms and sold at many Costco locations in the western part of the United States.
The recall came out following customer reports of finding clear, soft plastic in the chicken patties. Three customers complained on March 22, April 3 and April 15 according to the FSIS statement. It appears as though the plastic came from the chicken patties’ packaging.
This recall affects five-pound bags with 20 pieces of Foster Farms breaded chicken patties with rib meat. These packages have a “best by” date of Feb. 2, 2018. Also, the packages have the establishment number P-33901 inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Foster Farms shipped the products to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. The company said Costco is the only retailer affected by this recall.
This is a Class II recall, which means “this is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”
No Illnesses Or Injuries Reported
No reports of illness, injury have been reported from eating these products. However, anyone who purchased these chicken patties should not eat them. Customers can either throw them away or return the package to where it was purchased.
Other Recent Non-Food Contaminant Recalls
Foster Farms chicken patties are the latest in a string of recent recalls due to non-food contamination. Over the past month, other companies have made the recall list, including:
- McCain Foods hash browns: Recall issued and expanded last week after golf ball parts (yes, you read that right) were found in the product.
- Jose Ole taquitos: Back on March 24, about 35,000 pounds of frozen taquitos got recalled after customers reported finding rubber and white plastic particles inside. Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., the company that makes the product, said the parts came from its processing equipment.