Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling about 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken breast nugget items were produced on May 6, 2020. They include 4-pound plastic bag packages containing “Pilgrim’s fully cooked chicken breast nuggets,” with a best-by date of May 6, 2021, and lot code of 0127 printed on the retail package.
Product cases contain lot codes 0127105009, 0127105010, 0127105011, 0127105012, 0127105013, 0127105014, 0127105015, or 0127105016 printed on the box.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20728” printed on individual retail packages as well as product cases. These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Texas.
The problem was discovered after the company received a consumer complaint reporting rubber pieces in the chicken breast nuggets product.
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.
The food safety and inspection service is concerned that the nuggets may be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone who has bought these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Ed Tyrrell, consumer relations manager for Pilgrim’s Pride, at (800) 321-1470.
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