Sam's Club 'Member's Mark' chicken recalled for plastic contamination

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According to the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Tony Downs Food Company, Inc. has recalled approximately 96,384 pounds of chicken products that could be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.

The canned chunk chicken breast items were produced on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, 2017. The chicken was produced under the brand Member's Mark, which is carried by Sam's Club stores. The following items were included in the recall:

--12.5-oz. cans in a case containing 6 cans of “Member’s Mark PREMIUM Natural Chunk CHICKEN BREAST IN WATER” with lot code 17333, case code 9816 and a use-by date of Nov. 29, 2020.

--50-oz. cans in a case containing 6 cans of “Member’s Mark FOOD SERVICE PREMIUM Natural Chunk CHICKEN BREAST IN WATER” with lot code 17332, case code 9817 and a use-by date of Nov. 28, 2019.

The products have the establishment number "P-65" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and they were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered on March 27, 2018, after two consumer complaints were received that detailed extraneous material had contaminated the product.

The USDA said no reports of adverse reactions have been reported due to consuming the chicken. Anyone concerned about injury or illness was instructed to contact a health care provider.

Consumers who purchased the cans were urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase instead of consuming them.

For more information on the recall, visit
the USDA website.