The United States Department of Agriculture announced that Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken breast nuggets. The reason for the recall? They may be “contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material,” the press release said.
According to the report, products were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas. The specific recall information is:
- 4-lb. plastic bag packages containing “Pilgrim’s FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS”
- Best-By date of 06 MAY 2021
- Lot code of 0127 printed on the retail package
- Product cases contain lot codes 0127105009, 0127105010, 0127105011, 0127105012, 0127105013, 0127105014, 0127105015, or 0127105016 printed on the box
- The products bear establishment number “P-20728” printed on individual retail packages as well as product cases
An image of the product and codes can be found here.
This is considered a Class II recall, meaning that the health risk is low. According to USDA, “This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”
How Real Is the Danger?
The company Pilgrim’s Pride is playing it safe with this recall. They found out about the problem when a customer contacted them complaining about finding rubber pieces in the chicken breast nuggets. While the company states there have been no other confirmed reports, they’re telling customers to either throw out the product or return it to the store where it was purchased.
The USDA is offering basic common sense advice to consumers: If you’re feeling ill or injured after eating one of these chicken nuggets, contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
Got questions? Contact Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, at (800) 321-1470.