More than 101,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken patties used in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program have been recalled nationwide because some can be too accurately described as “rubber chicken.”
Friday night’s not-food-in-your-food recall announcement comes via the USDA from Pilgrim’s Pride and concerns Gold Kist Farms, Cooked Whole Grain Home-Style Breaded Chicken Patties. Tuesday, the company heard from a customer who found rubber in a chicken patty.
In the recall notice, the USDA says the problem came from an equipment problem at Pilgrim’s Pride’s manufacturing facility.
The case code on the boxes, each with six five-pound bags of patties, is No. 72491050xx, with a product code of 665400. Any institutions with these patties are urged — not ordered, urged — by the USDA to throw them away.