Huge Recall Underway

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( – In an alarming development for the food chain industry that may affect Americans, the famous grocery store Trader Joe’s decided to remove the popular steamed chicken soup dumplings offering because it may contain plastic.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Agriculture Department (FSIS) highlighted that these dumplings might be tainted with foreign materials, specifically hard plastic from a permanent marker pen.

Likewise, FSIS urged consumers to inspect their freezers. The 6-ounce “Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings” which fell under the recall were manufactured on December 7, 2023. Consumers can identify the item through the side box labels that bear lot codes 03.07.25.C1-1 and 03.07.25.C1-2.

According to a company’s official statement, the nationwide grocery chain, which comprised 568 stores advised customers to inspect carefully their purchases to determine if they fall within the recall scope of 61,000 pounds of goods.

“We are recalling Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings (SKU# 54988) with the best by date 03.07.25 and lot code C1-1 or C1-2 due to the potential presence of foreign material (plastic),” highlighted the statement.

Trader Joe’s recommended those who acquired the affected steamed chicken soup dumplings discard the item if it aligned with the recall specifics.

Alternatively, customers had the option to return the product for a complete reimbursement. Moreover, the company emailed its customers and stated that “customer safety remains our No. 1 priority.”

The statement clarified, “No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date. If you purchased Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings with the best by date 03.07.25 and lot code C1-1 or C1-2, please discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.”

CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corp. spokesperson mentioned that the company is investigating the issue that occurred during the manufacturing process.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time Trader Joe’s initiated a recall. In July 2023, the company withdrew its Almond Windmill Cookies from circulation after a supplier warned that batches with sell-by dates between Oct. 17, 2023 and Oct. 21, 2023, “may contain rocks.”