Great Value Chicken Nuggets Recalled
July 23, 2010 - Other News
Consumers should beware of “Great Value Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets,” which have been recalled by manufacturer Perdue Farms, Inc., after purchasers complained of finding small bits of blue plastic in the nuggets, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass.
Specifically, the product under recall is 1-pound, 13-ounce bags 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. Each case contains eight bags and the frozen chicken nugget products were produced on June 9, 2010, and were shipped to a single retail store chain nationwide. There is also a “Best If Used By” date of June 9, 2011, on the product bag. The company is recalling 91,872 pounds of product.
The company discovered small pieces of blue plastic after receiving consumer complaints. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact Luis Luna, Vice President of Corporate Communications, at 410-341-2533. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Perdue Consumer Relations at 877-727-3447.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. 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 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal, and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory, and consumer protection programs, as mandated by state law. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials in West Virginia. For more information, visit www.wvagriculture.org.