Recall Alert: Perdue Chicken (What You Need to Know)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service recently announced a recall of over 31,700 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products. The Perdue Foods chicken may contain extraneous bone material. Representatives from Perdue did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

If you have this product in your kitchen, read on for more information on the recall.

Recalled Product Description: Perdue Ready-to-Eat Chicken

The current recall includes fully cooked Perdue chicken products produced on Mar. 21, 2019. These include PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS – GLUTEN FREE, PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS – WHOLE GRAIN, PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS – WHOLE GRAIN, Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat and Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat. For a full list of sizes, use by dates and case codes, visit the USDA’s FSIS website here.

Why the Chicken Was Recalled

The affected products may contain extraneous bone material. According to the USDA, the FSIS and Perdue received consumer complaints about the problem. As of now there are no adverse reactions or injuries.

Jeff Shaw, Perdue’s Vice President of Food Safety and Quality, said in a press statement, “We are committed to producing the highest quality products, therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all affected products that were produced during the same production run.”

How to Tell If Your Chicken Was Recalled

All of the recalled products have a use-by date of May 20, 2019. Even though it’s not likely you have the chicken, which is past it’s use-by date, in the fridge, check your freezer too. The products bear the establishment number “EST. P-369” in the USDA mark of inspection. Visit the USDA’s website here for a complete list of products, sizes, dates and codes.

What Parents Can Do

If you have any of the recalled chicken products don’t eat them. Throw the chicken out and contact Perdue Foods at 866-866-3703 for a full refund.

—Erica Loop

Photos: Courtesy of Perdue



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