Sam's Club Recalls Over 96,000 Pounds of Canned Chicken

Paying attention to recalls is an important part of being an aware consumer. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled steaks, sausage, and frozen biscuits. Adding to the list, now, is a recall issued by Tony Downs Food Company, Inc. for over 96,384 pounds of chicken products that could be contaminated with possible foreign matter, specifically hard plastic, per the USDA release.

The canned chunk chicken breast products were produced between November 28 and 29, and were distributed to retail stores nationwide. They are listed under the Member's Mark brand, which is Sam's Club private label. The following items are subject to the product 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 involved in the recall bear the establishment number P-65 inside of the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was brought to the attention of the company on March 27, 2018 when two customers complained about extraneous material contamination.

While there have been no confirmed news of adverse reactions to the products, anyone concerned about injury should contact their healthcare provider. Consumers who purchased these items are urged not to consume then and instead throw away the cans or return them to their place of purchase in case of possible health risk.

For further information, customers with questions can contact Steve Suri, Director of Food Safety, at (507) 642-3203 Ext 1302.

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