Foster Farms of Farmerville, LA, is recalling 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patties that may be contaminated with hard clear pieces of plastic.

There is concern that consumers may have the product in their home freezers because of its long shelf life. The best-by date on the chicken patties is Aug. 11, 2023.

The frozen breaded chicken breast patties were produced on Aug. 11 and shipped to Costco distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington. They may have been further distributed to Costco retail locations, according to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 80-ounce plastic bag packages containing 20 pieces of “CHICKEN PATTIES BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with 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 “7527899724” under the barcode.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that it received consumer complaints reporting hard clear plastic embedded in the fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patty products with a best by date of Aug. 11, 2023.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury associated with consumption of this product, but FSIS believes the hard plastic pieces could be sharp and possibly cause an injury. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.    

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

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