Poultry & Meat

Foster Farms Recalls Fully Cooked Frozen Chicken Patties from Costco

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The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has advised that Foster Farms is recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard clear pieces of plastic.

The patties, produced at the Livingston, California-headquartered company’s plant in Farmerville, Louisiana on August 11, are described as follows: 80-oz. plastic bag packages containing 20 pieces of “Chicken Patties Breaded Chicken Breast with Rib Meat,” with a best by date “08/11/23,” establishment number P-33901, and lot code “3*2223**” in inkjet print on the back edge of the packaging as well as the number 7527899724 under the barcode.

The items of concern were shipped to Costco Wholesale distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Washington state, and may have been further distributed to Costco retail stores.

The problem was discovered by the producer upon being notified of consumer complaints regarding the presence of hard clear plastic embedded in fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patty products.

Thus far no confirmed cases of injury associated with consumption of the patties have been reported, but FSIS believes the plastic piece pieces possibly cause injury and is concerned that some product may be in home freezers. Consumers who have purchased the products subject to recall are urged not to consume them, but to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.