The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces that Perdue Farms, Inc., a Perry, Georgia establishment, has recalled frozen chicken nugget products that may contain foreign materials. The product was sold at Walmart in Coventry, RI. Since July 14, 2010, approximately 400 packages of the Great Value Chicken Nuggets have been sold in Rhode Island. HEALTH recommends that the public discard the product.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) made the recall announcement today (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_046_2010_Release/index.asp?s_cid=w_c_sms_cont_001).
The products subject to recall include: 1-POUND, 13-OUNCE BAG 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. There is also a BEST IF USED BY date of June 9, 2011.
The Walmart in Coventry has pulled the product from the shelf. The frozen chicken nugget products were produced on June 9, 2010.
The Georgia company discovered small pieces of blue plastic after receiving consumer complaints. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time. The health risks are low. 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 of FSIS, at (410) 341-2533. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Perdue Consumer Relations at (877) 727-3447 or go to www.health.ri.gov