January 18, 2019
Perdue Foods is recalling about 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.
The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on October 25, 2018, and shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The company is recalling nearly 50,000 22-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE” with “Best By: Date 10/25/19” and UPC Bar Code “72745-80656” represented on the label. The product bears establishment number “P-33944” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered when the Georgia-based company received three consumer complaints that wood was found in the chicken nuggets. A report also was made to FSIS’ consumer complaint monitoring system. FSIS was notified by the firm on Jan. 17, 2019.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider, FSIS said.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Perdue Consumer Care at (877) 727-3447.