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Publix recalls deli popcorn chicken because it may contain plastic pieces

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 11:39:28-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix has issued a voluntary recall for its deli popcorn chicken because it may contain foreign material.

The chicken was sold in both hot and refrigerated cases in the deli department in all stores in Florida between January 17 and January 31, 2019. It was also sold in some Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama stores.

The foreign material that may be in the recalled popcorn chicken is plastic pieces, according to Publix's Facebook.

"Food safety is our top priority at Publix. We issued a voluntary recall for our Publix Deli Popcorn Chicken due to the possibility of the product containing plastic pieces."

No other chicken is impacted by the recall, Publix says. They also say products available for sale today are not impacted.

“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. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at Customers can also contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-685469).”

You can read the full recall here.