More than 101,000 lbs. of the breaded products are suspected of containing foreign matter.
WASHINGTON – Products suspected of being contaminated with rubber were recalled Feb. 16 by a Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Waco, Texas, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS). Approximately 101,310 lbs. of ready-to-eat, breaded chicken patties were recalled after the company received a complaint from a customer on Feb. 13.

The 30-lb. boxes of products, which contained Gold Kist Farms, Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-Style Breaded Chicken Patties, were distributed to institutional customers throughout the US, including schools, according to the FSIS. The boxes are labeled with a case code of 72491050xx and a product code of 665400 with establishment number “P-20728” listed inside the mark of inspection.

The contamination occurred as the result of equipment failure at the plant, according to the FSIS, and no incidents of illness or injury have been reported.