Trader Joe's customers who bought the chain's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage are urged to throw it out amid concerns plastic may have made its way into the packages.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that Massachusetts-based sausage maker Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products.
The problem was discovered after the firm received complaints from two consumers who found small pieces of plastic in the product.
The recall is for 12-ounce sausage packages sold at Trader Joe's stores nationwide and marked with expiration dates of April 22, 25 and 29. Customers can return the product for a full refund at any Trader Joe's. According to the chain, the affected product has been taken off shelves and destroyed.
The USDA also recalled 8-ounce packages of Al Fresco brand Apple Maple Fully Cooked Breakfast Chicken Sausage sold at various grocery stores nationwide and with expiration dates of June 13 and 20.
The agency says no one has eaten the recalled meat so far, and that there is a remote chance of negative health effects if someone does.