Perdue recalls nearly 32,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets, strips and tenders over possible ‘bone material’ contamination
- Perdue recalled 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products last week
- Customers allegedly found bits of ‘bone material’ in the products, although it’s unclear when
- Packages were shipped nationwide, but it’s unclear which states are affected
- No one has reported any adverse reactions from consuming the sandwiches
- This is Perdue’s third recall this year after earlier fears of wood contamination and undeclared allergens
Perdue Foods is recalling nearly 32,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products over contamination fears.
The company, based in Virginia, issued the recall after customers allegedly found bits of ‘bone material,’ the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a release last week.
Health officials say no one has reported any ‘adverse reactions’ yet from consuming the products.
The nuggets, strips and tenders were shipped to stores nationwide, but it’s unclear which states are affected by the recall.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that customers allegedly found bits of ‘bone material’ in Perdue’s ready-to-eat chicken products (pictured), although it’s unclear when
FSIS did not specify in the release when it received the complaints or how many customers complained.
Subject to recall are Perdue’s Simply Smart Organics gluten-free breaded chicken breast tenders, whole grain chicken breast nuggets and whole grain chicken breast strips.
Also recalled are Perdue’s frozen and fully-cooked Chef Quick products: breaded chicken tenders and breaded chicken breast strips.
They were produced and packaged on March 21 and had a best-if-used-by date of May 20, 2019.
UPC bar codes of the recalled products are 072745-001437, 072745-001642, 072745-002656, 22143 and 77265.
The packages have the establishment number EST. P-369 inside the USDA mark of inspection.
‘We are committed to producing the highest quality products, therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all affected products that were produced during the same production run,’ said Perdue’s vice president of food safety and quality, Jeff Shaw, in a statement.
FSIS classified the recall as Class I meaning ‘a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death’.
Customers are urged not to consume the products and either throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.
Anyone with questions has been asked to call the Perdue Consumer Care line at (866) 866-3703.
This is the third time this year that Perdue has recalled its products over possible contamination.
In early January, Perdue recalled about three tons of gluten-free chicken breast nuggets due to fears they were tainted with pieces of wood.
Later that month, the company recalled more than 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products due to undeclared allergens.
However, Perdue is not the only chicken manufacturer to have faced recalls in 2019.
In April, competitor Tyson Foods recalled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets over fears of contamination with pieces of rubber.