68,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets Recalled Because They May Contain Wood Pieces

Perdue Foods is remembering almost 50,000 bags of the business’s natural gluten-free chicken breast nuggets due to the fact that they might be infected with wood pieces.

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More than 68,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets are being remembered due to the fact that they might consist of a not-so-tasty component: wood pieces.

On Thursday (Jan. 17), Perdue Foods revealed the recall, which includes the business’s natural gluten-free chicken breast nuggets, offered under the brand name “Perdue SimplySmart Organics,” according to a declaration from the U.S. Department of Farming (USDA)

The remembered item was produced in October 2018 and has a “Finest By” date of Oct. 25, 2019, and a UPC item upc code of 72745-80656 [Top 7 Germs in Food that Make You Sick]

Purdue got problems from 3 customers of wood pieces being discovered in the item, according to the USDA declaration. In addition, one grievance was reported to the USDA’s Food Security and Assessment Service.

Individuals who purchased the remembered item ought to not consume it, and they ought to get in touch with Perdue Foods for a complete refund, the business stated in a declaration

Wood pieces are far from the most unusual product to be discovered in processed food. In 2017, McCain Foods U.S.A. remembered a few of its hash-brown items due to the fact that they might have consisted of pieces of golf balls Likewise in 2017, a salad item from Fresh Express was remembered due to the fact that a dead bat was discovered in a single packaged salad

In the business’s declaration, Jeff Shaw, vice president for quality control at Purdue, stated the business thinks just a little number of the almost 50,000 remembered plans have the possible to consist of wood pieces. However “out of an abundance of care, we have actually chosen to remember all plans of Perdue SimplySmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Breast Nuggets produced throughout the very same item run.”

Up until now, there have actually been no reports of injuries connected to the remembered chicken nuggets.

Initially released on Live Science