Great Value Frozen Chicken Nuggets Sold At Wal Mart Being Recalled
Frozen chicken nuggets sold in West U area Wal Mart stores are being recalled because they may have been contaminated by small pieces of plastic.
The chicken nuggets were sold under the brand name “Great Value.”
The company that produced the nuggets, Perdue Farms, voluntarily recalled 91,872 pounds of the fully cooked frozen chicken product.
The product is sold at Wal Mart stores across the nation, including those in the West U area.
The recall involves only Great Value 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.
There have been no reports of injury associated with the recalled nuggets and Perdue Senior Vice President for Food Safety and Quality Bruce Stewart-Brown stressed the likelihood of contamination was low.
“We determined the likely source was a small plastic ring that got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed,” Stewart-Brown said. “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 recalled product should immediately return it to the retailer for a full refund.
Perdue Farms also issued an apology for any “inconvenience” the recall may cause.