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Recall: Trader Joes Chili Lime Burgers

In a nutshell: The supplier for Trader Joe’s chile lime chicken burgers has received complaints about foreign matter in the burgers. (I don’t much like these burgers. I wanted to, but I did not.)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2009 – Lucy’s Enterprises, Inc., a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 13,776 pounds of frozen, ground chicken products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: 
16-ounce packages of “Trader Joe’s, Chile Lime Chicken Burgers,”
with the date code “3158” embossed on the side of the box. Each package contains four chicken burgers.

Each label bears “P-8276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Nov. 10, 2008, and were distributed to Trader Joe’s supermarkets nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints about finding pieces of plastic and bone material in the product. FSIS has not received any consumer complaints or reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Customers with questions about the product should call Trader Joe’s at (626) 599-3817.

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