Foster Farms Recalls 220K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets, Because Plastic And Rubber Are Not Tasty

Nearly three years after hundreds of people from all over the country got sick from eating Salmonella-tainted chicken from Foster Farms, the poultry producer is facing another issue with its products. The company announced that it would recall 220,000 pounds of chicken nuggets that may contain pieces of plastic. 

Foster Farms says the frozen chicken nuggets, sold at retailers and non-retail wholesalers, may contain rubber fragments and pieces of plastic embedded inside.

The issue was first detected after the company received customer feedback. A subsequent investigation into the products found the inedible fragments.

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, Foster Farms says.

According to a notice posted with the USDA, the recall covers two varieties of Frozen Chicken Breast Nugget five-pound packages sold at Costco stores in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and two types of 10-pound boxes of chicken nuggets to distributors in California and Arizona.

The products can be identified by the following Codes, and Best By Dates:

• 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.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

“Food safety is, and has always been, our top priority and we are vigilant in employing the most up-to-date safety measures to produce wholesome, healthy and delicious food products,” the company said in a statement.

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