Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials, which could present a choking hazard. No reports of illness or injury have been associated with these products.
This recall only involves Foster Farms Frozen Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets sold in 5-lb. club sized bags at select West Coast Costco locations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and as 10-lbs. bulk boxes to non-retail wholesale distributors in California and Arizona.
No other Foster Farms products are involved.
The fully cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets were produced on Feb. 22, 2016 and March 8, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
· - 5-lb. bags containing FOSTER FARMS “Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat.” The bags exhibit best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17.
· - 10-lb. bulk boxes containing FOSTER FARMS “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat Fritters.” The boxes contain package code 6053 and 6068.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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.
The problem was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints and immediately notified FSIS on April 29. The company isolated the issue to one specific production line at the Farmerville facility in Louisiana. In total, 5,563 cases (220,450 lbs.) of product were involved.
"Food safety is, and has always been, our top priority and we are vigilant in employing the most up-to-date safety measures to produce wholesome, healthy and delicious food products. Foster Farms has formed a Food Safety Advisory Board comprised of leading national food safety experts to validate best practices, evaluate emerging technologies and to help guide the company’s food safety systems on an ongoing basis," said Foster Farms in a released statement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Recall hotline at, 1-800-338-8051.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.