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Costco Is Recalling This Frozen Item Because It May Contain Plastic

It's one of several recalls to know about before your next trip to the warehouse.

Costco recently announced several recalls to know about before your next trip to the warehouse. The recalled products include beans, butter, sweet treats, and even vitamins. Now, one more savory item has been added to the list because it may contain plastic.

The Don Lee Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Rice Cauliflower Bowls that are being recalled come in packages of four. The microwavable meals contain chicken, riced cauliflower, cheddar cheese, green chili peppers, onions, garlic, and lime juice.

"Our supplier, Pacific Meridian Group, is recalling their green chili (used as an ingredient in this item) due to the potential presence of plastic," Don Lee Farms says in the recall announcement sent to Costco members who purchased the product between May 22 and June 15, 2021.

Related: Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists

The recall does not mention how the error was discovered, or if any injuries or illnesses have been reported to either Costco or the Don Lee Farms company.

Costco Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recall
Courtesy of Don Lee Farms

The items included in this recall have one of the following "best if used by" dates printed on the bottom of the package:

  • BEST IF USED BY: 05/11/2022
  • BEST IF USED BY: 05/12/2022
  • BEST IF USED BY: 05/13/2022
  • BEST IF USED BY: 05/19/2022
  • BEST IF USED BY: 06/01/2022

"If you have one of the identified date codes in your freezer, please return it to Costco for a full refund," the notice says. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

Don Lee Farms also sells its products in Albertsons, ALDI, and Whole Foods stores. However, the retailers on this list have not announced a similar recall.

There are a few more items that you also shouldn't add to your shopping cart at Costco, including the #1 Unhealthiest Order at Costco's Food Court, According to a Dietitian and The #1 Worst Costco Bakery Item, According to a Dietitian.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda