Perdue, Tyson, and Pilgrim's Pride Recall 110,450 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets
Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson recalled their products after customers found rubber in the food, while Perdue recalled its chicken nuggets due to mislabeling.
By Nicole Kwan, EveryDayHealth
Feb 1, 2018
If chicken nuggets are one of your family’s go-to meals, it’s time to check your supply.
Three U.S. poultry producers issued recalls this week for packaged chicken nuggets. On February 1, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation recalled about 58,020 pounds (lb) of not-ready-to-eat breaded chicken fritters after a customer found white rubber in the food. On January 28, 2019, Perdue Foods LLC recalled 16,011 lb of frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets because of mislabeling and an undeclared allergen, milk. And the following day, Tyson Foods Inc. recalled 36,420 lb of frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets after complaints by customers who found small pieces of rubber in the food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) classified all three recalls as “Class 1,” which means the agencies believe there is a high likelihood of serious health consequences or death with use of the product. As of February 1, none of the companies had reported any injuries with the recalls.
Details on the Pilgrim's Pride Recall of Breaded Chicken Products
A February 1, 2019, news release from the USDA notes that Pilgrim's Pride has recalled its 20-pound bags containing eight clear bags of Uncooked Popcorn Style Chicken Breast Chunk Fritters With Rib Meat, which were shipped to Publix Super Markets in Florida for use in the deli. The products have a use-by date of October 1, 2019, and the following lot codes: 9004101012, 9004101013, 9004101014, 9004101015, 9004101016, 9004101017, 9004101018, 9004101019, 9004101020, 9004101021, 9004101022, 9004101000, and 9004101001.
The recalled products also bear an establishment number of P-7091A inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The USDA urges anyone who bought the recalled food to return it to Publix. You can also contact Pilgrim's Pride Corporation's consumer relations line at 800-321-1470.
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