The problem was discovered on Jan. 30 after a customer complaint was filed with a Publix supermarket regarding white rubber pieces in Pilgrim’s Pride popcorn chicken. While there have been no injuries or other adverse events associated with the recall, FSIS is concerned that contaminated chicken may still be in some consumers’ freezers.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • 20-lb. boxes containing 8 clear bags of “UNCOOKED POPCORN STYLE CHICKEN BREAST CHUNK FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with a “USE BY 10 01 2019” date and lot codes of 9004101012, 9004101013, 9004101014, 9004101015, 9004101016, 9004101017, 9004101018, 9004101019, 9004101020, 9004101021, 9004101022, 9004101000 and 9004101001.

These items were produced on Jan. 4, 2019, and bear the establishment number “P-7091A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Contamination with foreign objects in food is a common cause of food recalls in the U.S., accounting for about 20% of all recalls over the past 6 months alone, according to CBS News.

Source: CBS News

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