Dumplings Taste Fine…Plastic Not So Much

Trader Joe’s is recalling 61-thousand pounds of its frozen steamed chicken soup dumplings.

They may be contaminated with hard plastic from a permanent marker pen.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service urged consumers to check their freezer for the recalled dumplings.

Anybody who purchased them should throw them away or bring them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

While Trader Joe’s received several reports of hard plastic pieces in the dumplings, there were no reports of injuries or illness due to the contamination, the USDA noted.


FILE – People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe’s to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) used locally March 4th 2024