Recall: PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products
On 2019-01-17, the USDA announced that Perdue Foods is conducting a recall on Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products due to possible contamination with foreign matter. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 39 food recalls due to potential contamination, including pork sausage products, sandwiches and more. Additionally, there have been 40 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 23 drug and medical device recalls.
Company Contact Information:
Name: Perdue Foods
Phone: (410) 341-2755
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products
Brand Name(s): PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS
Reason for Recall: Foreign Matter Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2019-01-17
Additional information provided by the USDA.gov:
Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class I Recall 002-2019
Health Risk: High Jan 17, 2019
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 - Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is subject to recall:
The product subject to recall bears establishment number "P-33944" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the firm received three consumer complaints that wood was found in the product. A complaint was also reported to FSIS' consumer complaint monitoring system. FSIS was notified by the firm on Jan. 17, 2019.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers Consumers who have purchased 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Perdue Consumer Care at (877) 727-3447. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Andrea Staub, Sr. Vice President, Perdue Foods, LLC, at (410) 341-2755.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
More information may be available at USDA.gov
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