RECALL: Western U.S. Costco Chicken Patties May Contain Plastic
A voluntary recall by one of the largest manufacturers of packaged frozen chicken in the United States is underway. Foster Farms, Farmerville, La. Establishment, announced the recall on October 29, and the flagged products were shipped to Costco stores throughout the western United States.
Foster Farms has recalled nearly 150,000 pounds of packaged chicken shipped to Costco stores in the states of California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and possibly other Pacific Northwest markets due to a chance of contamination by foreign matter (plastics). The cooked and frozen patties were produced by Foster Farms on August 11, 2022, according to information found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Safety and Inspection Services websites.
Fragments of plastic may have contaminated shipments of 80-oz bags of Chicken Patties and Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat (20 pieces) with a best-sold date of 8/11/23. The recalled bags contain the barcode 7527899724. To date, no injuries or illnesses have been reported by consumers from exposure to the recalled food, according to the USDA.
To view the exact packaging used to store the chicken, click here. For consumers that would like further information about the Foster Farms chicken recall, contact the consumer hotline, at 1-800-338-8051, or 1-888-674-6854. The recalled amount of cooked and frozen chicken totals 148,000 pounds and can be found in aisles of Costco stores throughout the western United States.
Foster Farms headquarters are in Livingston, CA. Consumers that have purchased this product should discard it immediately, or return the bags to the store in which they were purchased.