Popular Australian chicken manufacturer Ingham’s has issued a statement recalling its sweet chilli chicken kievs.

The recall applies to products purchased from deli counters in Woolworths stores in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and WA (and from Metro stores in Victoria only) on May 19, 20 and 21.

It doesn’t apply to products purchased outside of that window, or those purchased from chiller cases or freezers.

It pinpoints the problem as “potential foreign material contamination (blue rubber)” and says the “foreign material presents a potential choking hazard”.

Channel 7 reports the blue rubber was embedded in the chicken flesh.

This follows two other recent recalls from Ingham’s: On May 1 it recalled its one-kilogram Turkey Breast Roast due to incorrect packaging, which “resulted in the presence of undeclared allergen – milk”. And on April 6 it recalled its Chicken Sweet Chilli Tenders “because some have been found to contain pieces of hard plastic and are not suitable for consumption”.

Ingham’s apologises for the recall and advises customers to call 1800 785 940 if they have further queries.

For more information, visit foodstandards.gov.au.