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Foster Farms recalls chicken nuggets because of plastic, rubber

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, LA, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS Recalls

The fully cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets were produced on Feb. 22 and March 8. The following products are subject to recall (see labels here):

  • 5-pound bags containing Foster Farms “Breast Nuggets – Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat.” The recalled bags have best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17.
  • 10-pound bulk boxes containing Foster Farms “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets – Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat Fritters.” The recalled boxes have package codes 6053 and 6068.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state.

The problem was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints and immediately notified FSIS on April 29, 2016.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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