If you've purchased Chicken Burgers at Trader Joe's within the past four months, check your freezers. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that manufacturer Innovative Solutions, Inc. has recalled more than 97,000 pounds of "raw ground chicken patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone." This recall includes the frozen Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers. The issue was brought to the FSIS's attention after consumers submitted complaints to the manufacturing company of possible bone in their chicken. The recalled chicken patty products were produced between Aug. 16, 2021, and Sept. 29, 2021, and the specific lot codes for the recalled products are listed on the FSIS's website. You can also identify the products by the code "EST. P-8276," which you'll find on or near the USDA mark of inspection.
Which Chicken Burgers Are Being Recalled From Trader Joe's?
Specifically, one-pound cardboard packages of four Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers are being recalled. In addition, nine-pound bulk boxes containing 72 pieces of Spinach Feta Chicken Sliders (sold by other retailers) are also being recalled. The products were both produced in the same Innovative Solutions, Inc. facility that's based out of Kent, Washington. Right now, no confirmed adverse reactions to consuming the products has been reported, but regardless, it's not recommended to consume them.
What to Do With the Recalled Chile Lime Chicken Burgers From Trader Joe's
If you've found one of the recalled products in your freezer, the FSIS currently recommends that you throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. It's OK if they've been opened — just make sure not to eat them.