Perdue Recalls 31,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products

The Perdue chicken recall might affect tenders and nuggets stashed in your freezer.

Busy people love the convenience of chicken tenders, whether they’re reheated solo or as part of a quick and easy meal. The same goes for ready-to-eat chicken nuggets and chicken strips. Unfortunately, there’s a slight wrinkle: Perdue Foods’ recall of 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products is still in effect, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The current Perdue chicken recall sounds a lot like the one from mid-January. It’s a serious one, too: The chicken may be contaminated with pieces of bone.

This Is What to Look For

Since the recall was originally issued at the end of May, we hope you don’t find any of these products in your fridge. Instead, it’s important to check your freezer. All recalled products were purchased sometime after March 21, 2019.

The Perdue chicken products that were recalled are as follows:

  • 11.2 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS – GLUTEN FREE” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001437 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001642 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-002656 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 22143 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 77265 on the label.

Note that all products subject to this Perdue chicken recall bear establishment number “EST. P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection. For your convenience, here are photos of the labels.

Your Level of Risk

The problem was discovered after Perdue and FSIS received consumer complaints, but luckily no one has been hurt by the recalled products as of yet. That being said, FSIS urges everyone to do a freezer check—that includes chest freezers (10 pounds is a lot!). If you find any of the chicken in question, return them to place of purchase or throw them away.

If you have questions about the recall, Perdue urges you to call its Consumer Care line at (866) 866-3703.

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