Recall Issued for TGI Friday’s Chicken Over Potential Plastic Contamination

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.17 - 2023 3:57 PM CET

Photo: USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
Photo: USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
Recall Issued for TGI Friday’s Chicken Over Potential Plastic Contamination.

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Simmons Prepared Foods, the manufacturer of TGI Friday’s Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Bites, has issued a recall for approximately 26,550 pounds of the product.

This equates to about 28,320 boxes that might contain "clear, hard plastic" pieces. The recall was initiated after consumer complaints were received about the presence of plastic under the breading of the chicken bites.

The specific lot involved in this recall is No. KL3K03, with a best by date of 12/26/2024.

These products have been distributed to stores nationwide. The recall was announced following reports to the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service by the manufacturer.

Consumers who have purchased these boxes are advised to return them to the store for a full refund. For further information or questions regarding the recall, consumers can contact the provided helpline at 1-800-280-7185.

This recall is part of a broader concern regarding food safety and the inadvertent inclusion of non-food materials in food products.

The discovery of potential plastic contamination poses a significant health risk and underscores the importance of stringent quality control measures in food production.

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