Perdue Farms, in cooperation with USDA, has voluntarily recalled 91,872 pounds of fully cooked, frozen chicken nuggets sold under the Great Value brand because of the potential that a small number of nuggets may contain pieces of plastic.
The recall involves only Great Value-branded fully cooked chicken nuggets with a "Best If Used By Date" of June 9, 2011 and the numbers "89008" followed by the letter "A" and the numbers "0160" printed on the backside of the package. The package also bears Establishment number "P-33944." No other Great Value-branded chicken products or PERDUE® products are involved in the recall. The recalled product was distributed through Walmart stores in the US.
There have been no reports of injury associated with this product. "We determined the likely source was a small plastic ring that got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed," said Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue's Senior Vice President for Food Safety and Quality. "This would have resulted in a minimal amount of consumer packages potentially containing nuggets with the plastic, which is bright blue in color. However, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all 50,688 packages of nuggets produced in the same product run."
Consumers with the affected product should return it to the retailer for a full refund. Perdue Farms apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have additional concerns, please call 1-877-727-3447 or visit the USDA website.