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Trader Joe’s Recall: Chicken Soup Dumplings Due to Plastic Contamination

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Trader Joe’s has initiated a recall for over 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings after discovering they might contain hard plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, attributing the contamination to pieces of a permanent marker pen used in the manufacturing process by CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corp., based in California. Although there have been consumer reports of hard plastic found in these products, there have been no reported illnesses or injuries thus far.

The specific products under recall are the 6-ounce packages of “Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings,” produced on December 7, 2023. Customers are advised to look for lot codes 03.07.25.C1-1 and 03.07.25.C1-2 on the packaging. FSIS has recommended that anyone in possession of the affected dumplings either dispose of them or return them to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund.

CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corp. is conducting an investigation into how the plastic contamination occurred, emphasizing that customer safety remains their top priority. This incident highlights the ongoing issue of foreign objects leading to food recalls in the U.S., underscoring the importance of stringent manufacturing protocols to prevent such occurrences.

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