Allergen concerns prompt chicken nugget recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Perdue Foods, LLC recalled approximately 1,440 lbs. of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The company discovered the problem, which occurred as a result of an ingredient reformulation and labeling error, FSIS said. There have been no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products.

The chicken nuggets were produced on Oct. 17 and distributed to BJ’s Wholesale Club stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The products subject to recall include:

• Bundled packages containing three 12-oz. tray packs of “Perdue Original Chicken Breast Nuggets.” Each package bears the establishment number “P. 369” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a “Sell By” of Dec. 16, 2012.

No other Perdue products are involved in the recall, the company said.

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