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Perdue recalls gluten-free chicken nuggets after possible wood contamination

Chicken nugget recall (Provided/U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018.

22-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE” with “Best By: Date 10/25/19” and UPC Bar Code “72745-80656” represented on the label.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “P-33944” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm received three consumer complaints that wood was found in the product.

A complaint was also reported to FSIS’ consumer complaint monitoring system. FSIS was notified by the firm on Jan. 17, 2019.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Perdue Consumer Care at (877) 727-3447.

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