Health Alert Issued for Frozen Chicken Tenders Brand After Possible Contamination

Not the chicken tendies!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert on Tuesday, Aug. 23, warning of possible foreign material contamination in select packages of Perdue frozen chicken tenders.

The potential contamination was discovered when a consumer complained to BJs Wholesale Club—the only retailer carrying this particular product—that their gluten-free Perdue chicken breast tenders had contained a small piece of clear plastic, as well as blue dye. 

According to the FSIS, there haven't been any confirmed reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products, but the service is concerned that consumers may have contaminated products sitting in their home freezers. 

A formal recall hasn't been issued, as the affected products are no longer available for purchase, but consumers who are in possession of 42 oz. bags of the gluten-free tenders, specifically with a best-by date of July 12, 2023, and lot number 2193 (found above the best-by date) should dispose of the product or return it to the point of purchase. 

Frozen pizzas, several things under the Lyons Magnus umbrella, and Capri Suns have also received health alerts/recalls recently. 

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