Foster Farms Recalls Chicken Due to Contamination
On October 29, 2022, Foster Farms recalled approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products due to possible foreign matter contamination.
The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that food program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and instead are disposed of per the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Please note that per the USDA, these products are not USDA Foods items.
The following information is directly from the USDA:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2022– Foster Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 148,000 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken breast patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard clear pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The fully cooked, frozen, breaded chicken breast patties were produced on Aug. 11, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view the Foster Farm labels (PDF)]:
- 80-oz. 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.
These items were shipped to Costco distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington, and may have been further distributed to Costco retail locations.
The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that it received consumer complaints reporting hard clear plastic embedded in 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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be 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 thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
For further information on this recall, please visit the USDA Recalls and Public Health Alerts web page .
Consumers or program operators with questions about the frozen chicken patty recall can contact the Foster Farms Consumer Hotline by phone at 800-338-8051.
If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at email@example.com.