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Pieces of Glass Have Been Found In This Grocery Item, FSIS Warns

The pieces of glass were found by an employee during production.
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A public alert has been issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for four premade meal bowls by Taylor Farms. An employee found glass during the production process, however, the Taylor Farm bowls were still shipped to supermarkets in San Antonio and Houston, Texas before the alert was issued.

The glass alert is not an official recall "because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase," according to the USDA. However, if you did purchase one of them, you should not eat it. Either throw it away or return it. (While checking for the products in the alert, check your fridge for these 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply.)

The alert mentions these bowls with an establishment number of "P-34733" or "EST. 34733":

  • The Meal Simple Spaghetti Squash and Alfredo with Chicken 10-ounce bowl with the lot code TFD279AU23 and a best by date of 10/15/20, or the lot code TFD280AU23 and a best by date of 10/16/20.
  • The Meal Simple Spaghetti Squash with Chicken & Pesto 10-ounce bowl with the lot code TFD279AU23 and a best by date of 10/13/20, or the lot code TFD280AU23 and a best by date of 10/14/20.
  • The Meal Simple Spaghetti Squash and Pepperoni 10-ounce bowl with the lot code TFD279AU23 and a best by date of 10/15/20, or the lot code TFD280AU23 and a best by date of 10/16/20.
  • The Meal Simple Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs 11-ounce bowl with the lot code TFD279AU23 and a best by date os 10/13/20, or the lot code TFD280AU23 and the best by date of 10/14/20.

All four of the meals come in a plastic black bowl and clear plastic wrap. The packaging also has a certification inspection stamp from the USDA. On the bottom of the meal is says it is made with "pride and care for" the San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B. But the official alert does not mention a specific retailer. There are no reports of any injuries from the premade bowls.

Several other recalls have made headlines in the last few weeks. Fruit at Meijer is recalled due to Salmonella contamination, two types of these chips at Aldi are being recalled due to Salmonella concerns, and even this ice cream is being recalled due to allergy concerns.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more
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