Foster Farms recalling chicken nuggets in 8 states including Utah

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WASHINGTON – Foster Poultry Farms is recalling approximately 220,000 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 has announced.

Chicken nuggets from Foster Farms Chicken are being recalled. A sample of the packaging is above. Click to open in a larger size to see details. Undated. | Photo courtesy of USDA, St. George News
Chicken nuggets from Foster Farms Chicken are being recalled. A sample of the packaging is above. Click to open in a larger size to see details. Undated. | Photo courtesy of USDA, St. George News

The fully cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets were produced on Feb. 22 and March 8. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 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 recalled products have 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. The company notified the USDA immediately on April 29.

Chicken nuggets from Foster Farms Chicken are being recalled. A sample of the packaging is above. Click to open in a larger size to see details. Undated. | Photo courtesy of USDA, St. George News
Chicken nuggets from Foster Farms Chicken are being recalled. A sample of the packaging is above. Click to open in a larger size to see details. Undated. | Photo courtesy of USDA, St. George News

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Foster Farms Recall hotline at, 1-800-338-8051.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspect Service online virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

The online Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day online at theUSDA’s Food Safety and Inspect Service Report a Problem with Food Web page.

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2 Comments

  • ladybugavenger May 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Good thing they say breast nuggets. I have always wondered what part(s) of the chicken are nuggets. Do chickens have nuggets? Haha!

  • .... May 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    No Chickens don’t have nuggets. but you do haha

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