Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting.
Have you ever bitten into a just-defrosted chicken enchilada and found a piece of plastic in your mouth? You're not alone.
Nearly 11,400 pounds of frozen chicken enchiladas are being recalled by Food Source, L.P. because they may contain plastic fragments. The products, 57-oz. boxes of “Bremer Party Size White Meat Chicken Enchiladas," were shipped to stores in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Tuesday after the company alerted it to two consumer complaints. No injuries have yet been reported.
The products are imprinted with the establishment number “P-13130” inside the USDA mark of inspection, the UPC code 0-41498-16921-3 and a "best by" date of “09/30/13.
It seems like plastic contaminants are having a moment right now. In August, Klement's Sausage Company Inc. recalled 2,920 pounds of frozen meat because it may have contained fragments of a plastic pen, and in May, a worker at Raley's Supermarket in Antioch, California found a chewed-up pen while cleaning the meat grinder.