Chicken Nugget Recall
We expect the products we purchase and consume to be safe. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Sometimes there are problems with the products that we buy that can be hazardous for health and/or safety. When this happens, it is common for the company to issue a recall regarding the product. Recently, Perdue Foods issued a recall for some of their chicken nuggets.
The recall comes after the discovery that almost 70,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets may be contaminated with wood. The nuggets were produced by the company on October 25, 2018. The packages of the product have the UPC code 72745-80656 on the label. The chicken products were sold all across the country.
The company has received three consumer reports thus far of pieces of wood in the nuggets. There have not been any confirmed cases of illness resulting from the consumption of the potentially contaminated chicken. Even though there have been no reports of illness linked to the contaminated nuggets, the Food Safety and Inspection Service urges anyone concern about the effects of consuming the product see a doctor.
Health officials are concerned that the chicken may still be in people’ s freezers. They urge people to throw away the chicken or to return it to their place of purchase.
The company believes the contamination to be an isolated incident and that only a minimal amount of packages may contain the pieces of wood. The company states that it is recalling the packages of chicken produced during the same time period as an abundance of caution.