Perdue chicken nuggets recall: Frozen chicken nuggets sold at WalMart recalled for plastic pieces

Check your freezer. Great Value chicken nuggets, made by Perdue Farms, have been recalled for possible pieces of plastic inside the frozen chicken.

The product has been sold in one pound bags at Walmart under the brand “GREAT VALUE.”

A consumer contacted the company with a complaint that blue plastic pieces were found in a chicken nugget but no injuries have been reported to date.

The FSIS released this information about the recall:

Perdue Farms, Inc., a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 91,872 pounds of frozen chicken nugget products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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.

Each case contains 8 bags and the frozen chicken nugget products were produced on June 9, 2010, and were shipped to a single retail store chain nationwide.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

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.