The USDA says there were multiple complaints before 48 tons of the Sam's Club product were recalled.
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If you're a frequent Sam's Club shopper, you might want to check your pantry in light of a massive recall just announced by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Nearly 100,000 pounds of canned chicken breast have been contaminated with large pieces of plastic, and the company who makes the product for Sam's Club is issuing a warning after customers found the nasty surprise in their meals.

The affected product is under Sam's Club's private brand, Member's Mark, and is labeled as "Natural Chunk Chicken Breast" in stores and online.

The canned chicken was shipped nationwide to all U.S. stores, and to third-party restaurants and businesses, so there's a good chance your Sam's Club chicken breast could be at risk. The USDA is labeling it a Class 1 Recall, meaning there's a chance that eating the chicken could cause serious health-related issues, or even death.

The plastic was discovered in the affected chicken by several consumers. Tony Downs Food Co. Inc. of Minnesota, the company responsible for manufacturing the product, received multiple complaints from customers who bit into the plastic firsthand, according to Food Safety News.

If you have purchased Member's Mark canned chicken breast in the last two months, the 50-ounce cans affected by the recall bear the lot code 17332, case code 9817, and a use-by date of November 28, 2019. The recall also applies to six-packs of Member's Mark Premium Natural Chunk Chicken Breast.

The USDA asks those who have the affected product to either return it to your local Sam's Club or to simply throw it away.