Publix recalls deli popcorn chicken due to 'foreign material'

Check your chicken! Publix Super Markets issued a voluntary recall this week for its Publix Deli Popcorn Chicken because it may contain “extraneous materials.”

Publix said the popcorn chicken was sold between Jan. 17-31 in both hot and refrigerated cases in the deli department in all Publix stores in Florida, and some stores in southern Georgia, southern and coastal South Carolina and southern Alabama.

The super market said no other chicken products, including those currently on the shelves, are impacted by the recall.


The USDA said the recall includes more than 58,000 pounds of chicken and specified rubber as the the "extraneous material."

According to the USDA, the recall includes 20-pound boxes containing 8 clear bags of "Uncooked Popcorn Style Chicken Breast Chunk Fritters with Rib Meat." The chicken in question has a "Use by" date of Oct. 1, 2019.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "Customers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.”

Customers with questions can call the Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit Customers can also contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-685469).

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