Perdue Farms is recalling nearly 92,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because a small number of them may contain pieces of plastic. CNN reports that the nuggets are sold under the Great Value brand in Walmart stores in the United States.
“We determined the likely source was a small plastic ring that got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed,” said Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue’s senior vice president for food safety and quality, in a news release. The company says no injuries have been reported related to the recall.
The recall affects just over 50,000 packages of frozen, fully cooked nuggets. To see what the packaging looks like, click here. The bags are 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. Perdue says no other Great Value or Perdue products are involved in the recall.
If you think you may have bought the recalled nuggets, call 877-727-3447 or visit the USDA website. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.