The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Purdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of their gluten-free SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets due to a possible wood contamination.  

The Department of FSIS says, “The product “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood.”

The recall was issued after three consumers reported finding wood in their chicken nuggets.

The Department of Agriculture says consumers should throw away the recalled nuggets or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The nuggets were sold in frozen 22-ounce packages with a best by date of 10/25/2019.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries.

Consuming foods with foreign objects is a top reason food is recalled. It can cause mouth lacerations, digestive issues and more.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: Consumer Reports, “Perdue Recalls 32 Tons of Organic Chicken Nuggets”