Chicken Purchased in East Texas May Have Dirt In It
To say the least, it's not ideal to lift a freshly sauced and grilled chicken wing to your mouth and taste dirt and sand. That puts a damper on the back yard party.
There's one company recalling its products now over worries about sand and black soil in the chicken. And there are a few East Texas grocery stores where you may have purchased it.
Gold 'n Plump Chicken is based in Minnesota and distributes all over the United States, including Texas. They issued the notice over the weekend that they were recalling 55,000 pounds of chicken because some of it was contaminated with traces of black soil and sand.
The company sells its product in these a few grocery stores in East Texas, including these:
7003 BROADWAY AVE S
TYLER, Texas, 75703
259 INTERSTATE 45 S
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, 77340
To see the labels for the affected products, click here.
The US Department of Agriculture says the packages with the establishment number “P-322” inside the USDA mark of inspection are the ones being recalled. They're working to figure out where the contamination came from, and so far there are no reports that it made anyone sick.
Already ate it? You might be in the clear. If it's still in the freezer, throw it out, or take it back to the store for a full refund.