Tip Top Poultry Inc., a Rockmart, Ga., establishment is recalling approximately 18,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken product that may contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

The product subject to recall is 250-pound drums of Tip Top roasted mechanically separated chicken. The product subject to recall was packaged on April 29, 2013, and was distributed to one establishment for further processing for institutional use. Cases can be identified by the case code 55252, pack date 04/29/13, and the establishment number P-17453 within the mark of inspection.

The pieces of plastic are from a washer that broke. The problem was discovered at the further processing establishment as they were using the product to formulate a soup base. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Source: FSIS