Foster Farms recalls Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Patties Due to Possible Foreign Object Contamination
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2022 – Foster Farms, a Farmerville, Louisiana facility, is recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the Department of Food Safety and Inspection Agency (FSIS) announced today.
Fully Cooked, Frozen, Breaded Chicken Breast Patties were produced on August 11, 2022. The following products are being recalled [view labels]:
- 80 oz. plastic bags containing 20 pieces of “CHICKEN PATTIES BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIBS MEAT” with best before date “11/08/23”, establishment number “P-33901” and batch code “3*2223**” in inkjet print on the back edge of the package as well as “7527899724” under the barcode.
These items were shipped to Costco distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington, and may have subsequently been distributed to Costco retail locations.
The issue was discovered when the company informed FSIS that it had received consumer complaints of clear hard plastic embedded in fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patties with an August 11 best before date. 2023.
There have been no confirmed reports of injury associated with the consumption of this product, but FSIS believes the hard plastic pieces could be sharp and possibly cause injury. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products are in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and retailers are urged not to sell them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that recalling companies are notifying their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Consumer Helpline at 1-800-338-8051 or [email protected] Members of the media with questions about the recall may contact Ira Brill, vice president of communications, Foster Farms, at 209-394-6891.
Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA’s toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask the USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask the USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.