Trader Joe's issues urgent recall on popular food product sold in stores across US

US regulators have announced a recall of over 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's due to potential plastic contamination.

The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) initiated the recall for dumplings produced by CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corp. 📷

This recall comes after customers found hard plastic in the Trader Joe's branded dumplings. Thankfully, no illnesses or injuries have been reported so far.📷

FSIS is urging consumers to check their freezers for any affected products. The recalled items are "Trader Joe's Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings," weighing six ounces and produced on December 7, 2023.

Consumers are urged by FSIS to inspect their freezers for any affected products. The recalled items, labeled as Trader Joe's Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings, weigh 6 ounces and were produced on December 7, 2023.

A spokesperson for CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corp. said they are investigating the issue, which occurred during the manufacturing process.

Foreign object contamination remains one of the leading causes of food recalls in the US. Instances of plastic, metal fragments, insects, and other extraneous materials finding their way into packaged goods have previously prompted recalls across the industry.

Trader Joe's made headlines again in 2023 when it recalled a broccoli cheddar soup that could contain insects and cooked falafel that possibly contained rocks.

When asked for further information about how the insects and rocks may have gotten into these products, a Trader Joe's spokesperson said that "there was an issue in the manufacturing processes in the facilities." – 

Tyson Foods recalled nearly 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilograms) of breaded chicken "Fun Nuggets" after consumers complained of finding metal pieces in the dinosaur-shaped patties.– 

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services has reported one case of a "minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product."

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