Who Will Save Us from the Plastic Pen Invasion?
The plastic pens waited, biding their time, until America turned its weary attention to the final hours of the interminable campaign. Then -- THEN! -- they struck again.
Image via They're coming for your grill-marked chicken!
Now they've come for our grill-marked chicken-breast strips.
Via the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service comes the news that Decatur, Alabama-based Wayne Farms Inc. has recalled 28,528 pounds of frozen, cooked chicken that might be contaminated with pieces of a plastic pen.
Specifically, the plastic pen has infiltrated cases that contain thirty thirty-pound bags of the firm's "fully cooked grill marked white meat chicken strips".
Now, before you run to check the bag of fully cooked, grill-marked white-meat chicken strips in your freezer, know that, according to the USDA press release, Wayne sent these cases to a Kentucky plant for further processing "into potential retail products".
In other words, the reach of the plastic-pen scourge might be even farther than we know. Stay tuned.