Now we’ve all heard about a rubber chicken, but this is ridiculous. How do bits of rubber end up in a finished chicken patty? Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the company that produced the chicken, claims “the introduction of the foreign material was due to an equipment failure at the facility,” according to a recall notice issued Friday by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Affected products include 101,310 pounds of Gold Kist Farms breaded chicken patties, which were produced on Sept. 2, 2017, and packed in 30-pound boxes with six 5-pound bags inside. The words “GOLD KIST FARMS, Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-Style Breaded Chicken Patties” are printed on the outside of the packaging.

The recalled chicken was distributed to institutions, including schools, the recall notice said.

Customers who purchased any recalled chicken patties should discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.

There have been no reports of illnesses or other adverse events associated with the recall.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact James Brown, Pilgrim’s Pride consumer relations manager, at 800-321-1470.

Source: Miami Herald

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