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Perdue, Tyson Recall Combined 52,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Here’s what you need to know before you pop those chicken nuggets into the oven.
ByStephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
Jan 2019
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It’s been a rough week for chicken nuggets.

Tyson Foods recalled its White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets over concerns that they may be contaminated with rubber. Also, Perdue Farms recalled its Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets because milk wasn’t listed on the label.

Here’s everything you need to know about both recalls.

Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Tyson recalled approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in a news release.

The panko chicken nuggets were produced on Nov. 26, 2018 and include 5-pound plastic packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets with a best if used by date of Nov. 26, a case code 3308SDL03 and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59.

The products subject to recall have the establishment number P-13556 inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after consumer complaints of extraneous material in the nuggets. There haven’t been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions after consuming the nuggets, but anyone concerned about illness should reach out to their pediatrician.

If you have the chicken nuggets in your freezer, the FSIS strongly advises against eating them. They should be thrown away or returned to the grocery store you bought them from.

Click here to read the full report from FSIS, and call Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611 with any additional questions.

Perdue Chicken Nugget Recall

Perdue Foods voluntarily recalled 16,011 pounds or approximately 21,348 packages of refrigerated, fully cooked Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets under the Perdue brand because of misbranding and an undeclared milk allergen on the package. The back panel on the package was UPC code 72745-00129, but the correct Perdue Fun Shapes UPC code is 72745-00107.

The recall is only for Perdue Fun Shapes Refrigerated Chicken Breast Nuggets and does not include any frozen fully cooked chicken nuggets. The nuggets have a best used by date of March 11, 2019 and a lot code date stamp range of 17009010-19009010. The package also has the establishment number P-369.

The recall affects the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia

There have been no reports of adverse reaction or illness associated with this product. “Out of an abundance of caution for our consumers, we have decided to recall these items that were sold in the refrigerated case,” says Jeff Shaw, Perdue’s vice president for quality assurance.

Click here to read the full report, and contact Perdue Foods at 866-866-3703 with any questions or a full refund of your purchase.

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