USDA recalls 31,000+ lbs. of contaminated Perdue chicken products

 

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NEWPORT, RI (WLNE) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday that Perdue Foods of Bridgewater, V.A., is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material.

The USDA has assigned this recall a “Class I” designation, which is defined as “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The following products are subject to the recall:

  • 11.2 oz. plastic trays containing “Perdue Simply Smart Organics breaded chicken breast tenders – Gluten Free” with a “Use by May 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001437 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “Perdue Simply Smart Organics breaded chicken breast nuggets – Whole Grain” with a “Use by May 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001642 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “Perdue Simply Smart Organics breaded chicken breast strips – Whole Grain” with a “Use by May 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-002656 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 22143 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 77265 on the label.

Additionally, the products are marked with establishment number “EST. P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem which triggered this recall was discovered after FSIS and the company received multiple complaints from customers, however, no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have been made.

Customers who purchased these products should throw the food items away or return them to the place of purchase.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness regarding this recall is advised to contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers may call the Perdue Consumer Care line at (866) 866-3703. 

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