The recall was issued after Foster Farms received at least three calls from customers who had found pieces of clear, soft plastic mixed into their food. The plastic is the same material the company uses to pack the chicken, according to the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).

Affected products were sold in 5-pound bags at Costco stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington. The packages carry the identifier “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection and “Best By” date of 2/15/18.

Foster Farms said it traced the problem to one production line in Farmerville, Louisiana. “Procedures were promptly reviewed with employees to prevent reoccurrence,” the company said in a press release. “Food safety is, and has always been, our top priority.”

If you have purchased any chicken patties affected by this recall, you should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To date, no illnesses or injuries have been associated with this recall.

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Source: The Seattle Times

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