Read This If You Recently Bought Clam Chowder From Costco

Costco has plenty of products perfect for the cooler months: boxes of pho, whole-leaf tea packs, and hot cocoa bombs. One comfort food that has been popular for many is its clam chowder from Ivar's. According to one Reddit user, it's a creamy dish that only requires a little bit of salt as a seasoning option. Another Redditor wrote, "excellent chowdah for store bought." This packaged version of chowder takes its name from a classic seafood and chowder restaurant in Seattle, Washington (per Instagram).

Unfortunately, Ivar's refrigerated packaged chowder is currently dealing with an unexpected issue. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Ivar's clam chowder is being recalled on account of the possibility that some of its products may have "hard, sharp opaque plastic pieces" within them. The item to look out for is the Kettle Classic Clam Chowder with Uncured Bacon. Its Costco item number is 1270666. According to a report by Miami Herald, this incident took place after a consumer came across plastic pieces in their clam chowder. Costco warehouses in several states are currently a part of this recall.

The recall covers 13 states

According to the report released by the FDA, Ivar's  Kettle Classic Clam Chowder soup was exclusively available to Costco customers in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. The soup containers that are a part of the potential contamination have a use-by date of December 22, 2021.

The customer who first found the plastic pieces reached out to Ivar's on October 17. No "illnesses or injuries" have come to light so far. Customers are advised to check their Ivar's ready-to-use soup containers for the use-by date and discard the items that match the specified details. They can also choose to hand back the products to the Costco store where they'll receive a refund. In case of any questions or doubts, customers can contact Ivar's at 1-425-493-1402. The helpline is operational Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST.