The USDA has declared that Perdue Foods would be recalling around 31,703 Pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products including tenders, chicken nuggets, and strips, which are products found in the refrigerator and freezer of worldwide grocery stores. The chicken products are one of the most common food items found in every household as an extraneous material that means it may contain small pieces of bones of the animals. The Class I recall decision was taken based on the associated risk factor. As per the USDA, Class I means that human’s health is at risk as the product is probably found to have serious and adverse health hazards or even death.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sector has found the Perdue chicken products to be dangerous after receiving several complaints from consumers. However, to date, no adverse reaction after its consumption has been observed till date. The FSIS is still worried that the stores or households that have the chicken products still stored in their freezers. The USDA has let out the reference label information that has been recalled so that the people can contact and return the products immediately.
The recalled products include:
- Perdue Simply Smart Organics breaded Chicken Breast Tenders – Gluten Free –11.2 oz. plastic trays – with UPC bar code of 072745-001437 and use by May 20, 2019, label.
- Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets – Whole Grain – 12 oz. plastic trays – with a UPC bar code of 072745-001642 and use by May 20, 2019, label.
- Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat – 10-lb. bulk boxes – with Case Code 22143 mentioned on the label.
- Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat – 10-lb. bulk boxes –with Case Code 77265 on the label.
People concerned about the product should straight away call the Perdue Consumer Care line at (866) 866-3703. According to Joel Baxley, Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, the USDA will be funding $858 Million in loans to advance rural electric systems in 17 states. Out of which $64 Million will be used for smart grid technologies.