Foster Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Plastic, Rubber Pieces

Foster Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Plastic, Rubber Pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber.

The Class 1 high health risk recall was issued on April 29, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The fully-cooked frozen chicken nuggets were produced on February 22 and March 8, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

5-lb. bags containing FOSTER FARMS “Breast Nuggets – Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat.” The bags exhibit best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17.

10-lb. bulk boxes containing FOSTER FARMS “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets – Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat Fritters.” The boxes contain package code 6053 and 6068.

The products in this recall notice bear the establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state.
The problem with the “extraneous materials” in the products came to light after the company received several consumer complaints, according to Food Safety News. The company immediately notified the FSIS on Feb. 29.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury from consumption of the products, but if anyone is concerned or suspects they have been injured, they need to contact their health care provider.

Consumers are urged to not consume these products. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Recall hotline at 1-800-338-8051.

 Just three days ago, Digital Journal reported that Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride had expanded a Class 1 high health risk recall of over 4.5 million pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken products because of plastic, rubber, wood, and metal pieces in the products.
It might be a good idea to be very careful about eating any frozen, fully cooked chicken products until the FSIS sorts this mess out. It is entirely possible there may be more recalls to come.

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