Perdue recalls chicken nuggets after customers find wood
Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on Oct. 25, 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The nuggets are gluten-free and have an expiration date of Oct. 25, 2019, and UPC Bar Code "72745-80656" on the label. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
According to a statement from the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the problem was discovered when the firm received three consumer complaints that wood was found in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the products, and anyone concerned about its effects should see a doctor. Perdue described it as an isolated incident, saying only a "minimal amount" of packages may contain pieces of wood.
Federal health officials say some products may be in consumers' freezers. If you have any of these packages in your home, please do not consume the product and contact Perdue Foods at 877-727-3447 for a full refund of your purchase.