Recall alert: Nearly 60k pounds of chicken nuggets recalled for possible rubber contamination

Recall alert: Nearly 60k pounds of chicken nuggets recalled for possible rubber contamination

Nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken breast nuggets are being recalled because they "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material," the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sunday.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, of Waco, Texas, is recalling 4-pound bags of "Pilgrim's Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets" that were produced May 6 and distributed to stores in four states, according to a news release.

The frozen ready-to-eat nuggets have a "Best-By date" of May 6, 2021 and lot code of 0127 and establishment number “P-20728” printed on the retail package. The items were shipped to stores in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas.

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"The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint reporting rubber pieces in the chicken breast nuggets product," the release states.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products.

According to the release, there have been "no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products" and advises anyone concerned about injuries or illness to contact a healthcare provider.

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

For questions about the recall, consumers can contact Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation at 800-321-1470.

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/06/28/pilgrims-pride-chicken-nuggets-recall-possible-contamination/3274705001/

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