Foster Farms recalls chicken nuggets due to foreign matter

Foster Farms recalls chicken nuggets due to foreign matter
Product under recall due to plastic/rubber pieces in nuggets. (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service)
Product under recall due to plastic/rubber pieces in nuggets. (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The recall is for more than 220,450 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets due to possible contamination from blue plastic and black rubber pieces, according to a recent release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Foster Poultry Farms, a company based in Farmerville, LA is voluntarily pulling the products after the company received several complaints.  The following products are included in the recall and were produced on Feb. 22 and March 8, 2016:

  • 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. These items were shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state.

So far there have no reported injuries or adverse reactions due to eating this product.  Those who have purchased these products are urged not to eat them, but to throw them away or return them to where they were purchased.

When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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