Another food recall is effecting our shopping habits. Earlier this week, Perdue Foods LLC, announced that they have recalled over 30 thousand of ready-to-eat chicken products that may have been contaminated.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, confirmed that Perdue’s chicken products may have contained pieces of bone and other materials not normally found in the brand.
According to a FSIS release statement, the problem was discovered after receiving multiple complaints about Perdue’s “Simply Smart Organics” and “Chef Quick” lines. Those specific items include chicken nuggets, strips and tenders with a “Used by May 20, 2019” date.
Luckily, there have been no confirmed reports of health incidents due to eating the products, but the FSIS is being proactive in case customers still have the recalled products in their freezers. Customers are being urged not to eat the foods and if you are worried after ingesting the chicken contact a health care provider.
Perdue Farms currently controls seven percent of the chicken market in the U.S. behind companies Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, who recently recalled many of their own frozen chicken items.