More Than 52,000 Pounds of Chicken Salad and Dip Recalled for Possibly Containing Plastic Pieces

Willow Tree Poultry Farm issued a recall on 52,022 pounds of chicken salad and chicken dip due to potential contamination with foreign matter. The chicken recall covers eight Willow Tree brand products that may contain pieces of hard white plastic, according to the August 24 announcement from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). 

Willow Tree became aware of the issue, which extends to products sold in nine states in the northeast, after receiving a complaint from a consumer. However, at this time there are no confirmed reports of customers experiencing injuries or other adverse reactions due to eating these products, according to the recall notice. 

The products, which include a variety of different chicken salads and dips, were produced between August 10 and August 13, 2021, and have sell-by dates between September 3 and September 10. The chicken dips and salads were distributed to both wholesalers and retail stores located in these states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Among the recalled products are particular batches of Willow Tree Premium White Meat Chicken Salad in three flavors and various size packages: Classic (including 7.5-oz, 15-oz., and 10-lb. containers), Buffalo Style (15-oz. and 5-lb. containers), and Cranberry Walnut (15-oz. container). The recall also covers Willow Tree’s Premium White Meat Caesar Chicken Dip (5-lb. container) and Premium White Meat Buffalo Chicken Dip (5-lb. and 12-oz. containers). 

Only products with certain sell-by dates in early September are affected by the chicken recall. (For specific sell-by dates for each product, see the FSIS notice.) The FSIS also posted photos of the labels of affected products to help consumers readily identify them. All of the recalled products are stamped with the establishment number EST. P-8827, located inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The FSIS urges people who have any of these products in their fridge or freezer to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase. In addition, the agency advises anyone concerned about an injury or other medical issue to get in touch with a health-care provider. 

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