FM Contamination Reports Trigger Chicken Patties Recall

Concern over foreign material (FM) contamination has prompted Farmerville, Louisiana, USA-based Foster Farms to initiate a voluntary recall of approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, fully cooked breaded chicken patties with rib meat. This follows complaints of clear, flexible plastic discovered within reclosable zipper bags that may have originated from packaging materials.

The recall is limited to 3,297 cases of Foster Farms brand product sold in 5-pound (2.26 kg) club-size packs and distributed to Costco stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. The manufacturing plant code and “Best By” date on the front of affected packages are P-33901 and 2-15-18, respectively.

Foster Farms discovered the problem through three complaints received recently from consumers. The company isolated the issue to a single production line on one production date at the Farmerville facility. Procedures were promptly reviewed with employees to prevent reoccurrence.

No reports of illness or injury associated with consumption have been reported. Persons in possession of these products are urged not to consume them. The packages should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.