Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due to Foreign Material

Foster Poultry is recalling 220,000 lbs of chicken nuggets because of the potential for foreign material - blue plastic and black rubber.  The problem was discovered due to consumer complaints received by the company.

So far this year there have been a number of recalls due to foreign materials inclusion in product including another cook poultry product last month.  These are extremely expensive mistakes that may not be given their due when complaints are received.  These recalls should be a siren to evaluate consumer complaints and ensure that corrective action is being completed.

FSIS News Release
Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Materials Contamination
Class I Recall 033-2016
Health Risk: High Apr 29, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs  Benjamin Bell  (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2016 – Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The fully cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets were produced on Feb. 22, 2016 and March 8, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 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.
The problem was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints and immediately notified FSIS on April 29, 2016.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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.
FSIS 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
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Recall hotline at, 1-800-338-8051. Media with questions about the recall can contact Lorna Bush, with Media Affairs, at (415) 392-1000.

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