The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall of nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material."
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, which based in Waco, TX, issued the voluntary recall on 59,800 pounds of its fully cooked chicken breast nugget products on Sunday. The ready-to-eat nuggets were produced on May 6, 2020 and were sold in four-pound plastic bag packages that read “Pilgrim’s full cooked chicken breast nuggets." The items were shipped to retailers in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas, according to the release. You can find specific items codes that are included in the recall in the USDA announcement.
The voluntary recall was issued after a consumer reported finding rubber pieces in their nuggets, according to the USDA statement, however there have been no reports of illnesses, nor adverse affects by other consumers. If you believe you have one of the items included in this recall, the USDA is urging you to throw it out or return it to your place of purchase.
The recall is being considered a "Class II" recall with a low health risk. The USDA defines a Class II recall as a "health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product." Those who have questions regarding the recall can call Ed Tyrrell, Consumer Relations Manager for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, at (800) 321-1470.
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