The USDA announced July 19, 2010, that over 90,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets sold through Walmart stores have been recalled. The chicken nuggets from Perdue Farms Inc., a company out of Perry, Georgia, may contain foreign materials (plastic pieces) the USDA said. The “Great Value” label is sold by Walmart (see label below.)
Walmart Frozen Chicken Nuggets
Although the frozen chicken nuggets were produced on June 9th, 2010, they were shipped to a single retail store chain nationwide, and could have been purchased by Rhode Island consumers at Walmart stores to be stored in their home freezers until ready to serve.
Chicken Nuggets May Contain Blue Plastic Pieces
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) claim there have been no injuries reported at this time, however, the frozen chicken nuggets recall was prompted after receiving consumer complaints they discovered small pieces of blue plastic in the chicken products. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.
According to ABC4.com, “The nuggets were manufactured by Perdue Farms and sold at Wal-Mart under the “Great Value” label.
A List of Providence, Rhode Island Walmart Locations can be found here.
Chicken Nuggets Product Codes:
1-pound, 13-ounce bag of “GREAT VALUE Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets.” Each bag bears the establishment number “P-33944” as well as a case code of “89008 A0160” on the backside of the packaging. There is also a “BEST IF USED BY” date of June 9, 2011.
Each case contains 8 bags and the frozen chicken nugget products were produced on June 9, 2010, and were shipped to a single retail store chain nationwide.
Chicken Nuggets Questions and Information
Media with questions about the recall should contact Luis Luna, Vice President of Corporate Communications, at (410) 341-2533. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Perdue Consumer Relations at (877) 727-3447.
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Sources: FSIS.USDA.gov; ABC4.com
Photos: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS