If you were planning on serving your kids chicken nuggets (yet again) for dinner tonight, you may have to rethink the menu. Perdue has just announced that they are voluntarily recalling 68,000 pounds of ready-to-eat, frozen chicken nuggets for potential contamination. The USDA says Perdue has received three complaints that wood was found in certain nuggets, specifically their Simplysmart Organics Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets. The potentially compromised nuggets were sold at grocery stores nationwide.
According to Perdue's Vice President for Quality Assurance, Jeff Shaw, "After a thorough investigation, we strongly believe this to be an isolated incident, as only a minimal amount of these packages has the potential to contain pieces of wood."
The recall only affects bags of the Simplysmart Organics Gluten-Free Chicken Breast Nuggets that were produced in October 2018 with a "Best If Used By Date" of 10/25/2019 and have a UPC bar code of 72745-80656 and the establishment number of P-33944 in the U.S. Agriculture Department inspection mark. Here's how to check to see if your bag of nuggets is impacted:
If you have any of these packages in your freezer, throw them out immediately. Consumers can call 877-727-3447 for a full refund.