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