ALERT — If you’re a regular shopper at Costco, please check your freezer. Foster Farms sold the compromised patties to Costco. The Costco company is now recalling more than 131,000 pounds of chicken patties.
The chicken patties contain chunks of plastic and could possibly cause chocking, internal damage or even the possibility of paying the ultimate price… and that’s death.
Imagine biting into your delicious chicken patty to bite down on pieces of plastic in the meat. That is exactly what happened to some of the Costco customers who purchased these meat patties at Costco. The company received several phone calls from customers in March through April reporting pieces of clear plastic mixed into the food.
The plastic is apparently the same material the company uses to pack the chicken, and it some how wound up in the patties, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release of the breaded chicken patties sent to Costco.
The chicken meat was sold in 5-pound bags at Costco stores. So far the patties have been discovered in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington. However it is not yet known if either Costco selling that meat are affected. It is recommended any one who has purchased the Costco chicken patties from Costco to also follow the recall.
The packages have a “Best By” date of 2-15-18.
If you have these patties at home, the company says you shouldn’t eat them. Instead, throw them away immediately or return them to the store for a refund. There are many causes of Food poisoning. Most of the time people do not know what or where they came in contact with bad or compromised food. The following are some tips to help you.
Food poisoning is a common, yet distressing and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people in the U.S. and throughout the world. People infected with food-borne organisms may be symptom-free or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea. Depending on the type of infection, people can even die as a result of food poisoning.
More than 250 different diseases can cause food poisoning. Some of the most common diseases are infections caused by bacteria, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria, botulism, and norovirus.
What Is Campylobacter Infection?
Campylobacter is a bacterium that causes acute diarrhea. Transmission usually occurs through ingestion of contaminated food, water, or unpasteurized milk, or through contact with infected infants, pets, or wild animals.
Symptoms of campylobacter include:
Diarrhea (sometimes bloody)
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain and/or cramping
Malaise (general uneasiness)
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a nasty bacterium that sometimes turns up in the food supply, including chicken, tomatoes, peanuts, salsa, guacamole, and even pet food. It thrives in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans and can cause very dangerous food poisoning. Illnesses range from mild to very serious infections that can kill vulnerable people such as the young, elderly and people susceptible to failing immune systems, but there are ways to protect yourself.
Shown here is a color-enhanced, magnified view of salmonella bacteria invading human cells.
Always cook your chicken and other meats to recommended temperatures to avoid becoming sick from food, poisoning. And of course, always LOOK to see what you are eating.
You can never what can end up in our food!
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